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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.
Asbestos. OSHA. Includes training materials for both general industry and
Training Requirements. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides
requirements for asbestos inspectors and workers. State offer these
training courses which must meet EPA guidelines.
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
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.
- 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
Self-Inspection Checklist. OSHA. Use this checklist to determine compliance to the asbestos standard.
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
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
University of Utah,
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.
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.
*These files are provided for downloading.