Asbestos Abatement Worker Initial 32hrs

Monday, December 11 - Thursday, December 14

Course Length: 32 Hours
Tuition: 750

The objective of the four-day AHERA Asbestos Abatement Worker Course is to prepare students for a position as an asbestos abatement worker.

Course Topics

  • Background Information Regarding the Use of Asbestos
  • Locating Asbestos in Various Building Components
  • The Potential Health Effects Related to Asbestos Exposure
  • Methods of Abatement
  • Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Establishing a Medical Surveillance Program
  • Preparing the Work Area and Constructing a Containment
  • Constructing a Decontamination Unit and Waste Load-Out
  • Confining and Minimizing Airborne Asbestos Fibers
  • Safety and Health Considerations Other Than Asbestos
  • Cleaning Up the Work Area
  • Asbestos Waste Disposal Requirements
  • Post-Removal Lockdown Procedures

Regulations Satisfied

AHERA – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title II)

ASHARA – Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act of 1990

EPA – Model Accreditation Plan (MAP), Worker Protection Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart G, Asbestos-containing Materials in School Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E

OSHA – Asbestos Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926.58, Asbestos General Standard 29CFR 1910.1001, Respirator Requirements 29 CFR 1910.134

NESHAP – National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M

CDPHE – Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Regulation No. 8

The material will be presented through various media types including: lectures, slide presentations, videos, and printed material. Hands-on training and demonstrations of materials and equipment used in the industry are incorporated into the training to familiarize the student with the practical aspects of performing and working on an asbestos abatement job site.

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