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Asbestos Awareness for Construction 
Certificate Course

This online course provides an introduction to asbestos-related hazards in the construction industry. The one-hour program is ideal for construction workers, supervisors and employers who may be exposed to asbestos on the job.

Throughout this awareness-level course, you will learn about the risks of working around asbestos. You will also learn how to limit or eliminate asbestos exposure in order to maintain a safe work environment.

The course provides details on OSHA and EPA standards that regulate asbestos exposure, including permissible exposure levels and recommended safety measures.

Complete Your OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training Online

Our Asbestos Awareness for Construction course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Log on and off as needed
  • Train at your own pace
  • Email the course trainer with any questions
  • You have 180 days to complete the course

Once you finish the course and pass a brief test on the core topics, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion. The Asbestos Awareness for Construction course takes about 1 hour to complete.

American Safety Council is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). American Safety Council complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, American Safety Council is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

American Safety Council is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

About the Asbestos Awareness for Construction Course

Throughout the course’s three learning modules, you will learn about the risks associated with working around asbestos, including how to avoid hazards and limit harmful exposures.

Each module ends with a five-question quiz. You must score at least 80% on each quiz to advance to the next section. You have an unlimited number of attempts to pass quizzes.

When you complete the course, you will be prompted to take a 20-question final exam on what you have learned. If you do not pass your exam on the first attempt, you can retake it until you get a passing score of 70% or higher.

After you complete the course and pass the final exam, your certificate of completion will be available for instant download.

Who Should Take the Asbestos Awareness for Construction Course?

This course is ideal for any worker who may be exposed to asbestos during active work, including:

  • Construction workers
  • Construction supervisors
  • Construction employers

This course is not applicable to those seeking site-specific training or the EPA’s Model Accreditation Plan training for asbestos workers. You will also receive 0.1 IACET CEUs for completing this training.

Learning Objectives for the Asbestos Awareness Course

The primary goal of this course is to provide vital safety information to construction workers and supervisors who may encounter asbestos during their work. The course explains hazards related to asbestos and how to properly limit your exposure when working at jobsites where it is present.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • Hazards of asbestos as they relate to the construction workplace
  • OSHA and EPA standards that regulate asbestos exposure
  • Safeguards for limiting or eliminating asbestos exposure

Asbestos Awareness for Construction Course Outline

The Asbestos Awareness training course is divided into three online learning modules that explain the risks of asbestos and ways to prevent or limit your exposure to asbestos-related hazards. You can find a full outline of each module below.

Module 1: Asbestos Basics

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • What Is Asbestos?
  • Health Risks
  • Asbestos and the Construction Industry

Learning objectives include:

  • Define Asbestos as it Relates to the Construction Industry
  • List Potential Uses for Asbestos
  • Name the Health Risks Associated with Asbestos Exposure

Module 2: Standards for Asbestos Exposure

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Responsibilities of Employers
  • Work Practices for Asbestos
  • EPA Standards

Learning objectives include:

  • Define the Classes of Asbestos Work
  • Name Work Practices that Reduce Asbestos-Related Hazards for Workers
  • List Employers’ Responsibilities for Limiting Asbestos Exposure
  • State the EPA’s Role in Regulating Asbestos as a Pollutant

Module 3: Preventing Asbestos Exposure

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Hierarchy of Risk Controls
  • Elimination, Substitution, Engineering, Awareness, Administrative and PPE Controls
  • PPE Controls Beyond Required OSHA Standards

Learning objectives include:

  • Define each type of control in the hierarchy of risk controls
  • Select controls that can be used to limit or prevent asbestos exposure
  • Relate asbestos risk controls to workplace safety

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