Asbestos Contractor / Supervisor Initial

Course Length: 40 Hours
Tuition: $550.00

The objective of the five-day AHERA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Course is to prepare students for a position as a supervisor of asbestos abatement projects. The course curriculum will cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Background Information Regarding the Use of Asbestos
  • Locating Asbestos in Various Building Components
  • The Potential Health Effects Related to Asbestos Exposure
  • Legal and Insurance Considerations
  • Contract Specifications For Asbestos Abatement
  • Pre-Abatement Activities
  • Methods of Abatement
  • Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Establishing a Type-C Supplied Air System
  • 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
  • Air Sampling/Bulk Sampling and Analytical Methodology
  • Asbestos Waste Disposal Requirements
  • Post-Removal Lockdown Procedures
  • Regulatory Review of OSHA and the EPA
  • Regulation #8 Review

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 supervising an asbestos abatement job.

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