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Related Safety and Health Topics Training
  • Asbestos. OSHA. Includes training materials for both general industry and construction.
  • Training Requirements. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides requirements for asbestos inspectors and workers. State offer these training courses which must meet EPA guidelines.
Employers under the General Industry Asbestos Standard shall institute a training program for all employees who are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the PEL and/or excursion limit and ensure their participation in the program. Training shall be provided prior to or at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.
  • Inspection Procedures for Occupational Exposure to Asbestos. OSHA Directive CPL 02-02-063 [CPL 2-2.63], (1995, November 3, and revised, 1996, January 9). Includes in Appendix B of this document a summary and comparison of OSHA and EPA training requirements.
  • 40 CFR 763.99, Exclusions (Asbestos)
    • Appendix C to Subpart E of Part 763 - Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan. Details the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "accreditation" requirements for workers and supervisors.
Other Resources
  • Asbestos Standard for General Industry. OSHA Publication 3095, (Revised 1995), 191 KB PDF*, 34 pages. Provides a generic overview of a particular standards-related topic. This publication does not itself alter or determine compliance responsibilities, which are set forth in OSHA standards themselves and the Occupations Safety and Health Act.
  • Self-Inspection Checklist. OSHA. Use this checklist to determine compliance to the asbestos standard. [Text Version]
  • For Job Health and Safety on Care of Asbestos-Containing Flooring Material. OSHA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Alliance, (2007, January), 53 KB PDF, 2 pages.
  • Asbestos Single Source Page. US Department of Labor (DOL), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Includes the final rule reducing the asbestos exposure limit, Asbestos eDockets, web links to government, academic sites and educational sites.
  • Asbestos Bibliography (Revised). US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-162, (1997, September). Includes full or partial text of selected NIOSH documents, a comprehensive bibliography, and a summary of asbestos information available from other agencies. This publication is a compendium of NIOSH research and recommendations on asbestos.
  • NIOSH Education and Research Centers. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Provides information about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved training. Other non-profit course providers include UC Berkeley, University of Utah, etc.
  • Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    • For Asbestos Professionals. Contains information about training providers and approved courses nationwide and is meant to serve as a comprehensive reference and resource document. Federal law requires asbestos control professionals to take training on how to properly inspect for the presence of asbestos and to repair and remove it.
    • Asbestos
  • Asbestiform Fibers: Nonoccupational Health Risks. National Academies Press. Discusses the health risks posed by nonoccupational airborne exposures to asbestos and other natural or synthetic asbestiform fibers.

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