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Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Online Training Certification Course

Title 8 CCR, Section 1529, 5208, 8358

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

There is no safe exposure level for any type of asbestos fiber. Because asbestos fibers are microscopic, most people don't know they have been exposed to asbestos until decades later, and by then, the damage has already been done. This online training course presents an overview of important asbestos safety information and regulations in the state of California.

For decades, asbestos was commonly used in construction and other commercial industries due to its resistance to heat, chemicals, and corrosion. Today, asbestos is a recognized health hazard, and asbestos-containing products are no longer sold. The material is still found in many products and buildings, which is why OSHA asbestos regulations require asbestos awareness training.

This course is for:
Employees who are exposed to or at risk of exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos must receive appropriate safety training. Possible exposure can occur during inspections, sample collections, air monitoring, or performing any abatement or supervision of site work. Anyone who works in or around areas that may contain asbestos will benefit from this asbestos awareness training online course.

Case Study: A man worked for a manufacturing company when he was fifteen years old. Two years later, he took a job as an electrician's apprentice. The man worked there for the rest of his life. Part of his job included cutting sheets with a saw and drilling into the ACM. He had no idea how dangerous working with asbestos was, and he and his coworkers did not use masks or any other PPE. The man died of asbestos-related disease just before his retirement.

Key Takeaways: This man, like so many others in his industry, did not know the dangers of working with and around asbestos. Seemingly simple and harmless tasks cost the man his life. It is important for employees to understand the types of material they are working with on any job site. The proper PPE could have saved this man's life.

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Governing Regulations

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, sets and enforces standards pertaining to asbestos in construction, shipyard/maritime, and general industry. These regulations are broken out by industry and can be found in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). Within Title 8, Section 1529 addresses asbestos in construction, Section 8358 addresses asbestos encountered in shipyards and maritime activities, and Section 5208 addresses all general industry standards regarding asbestos.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Asbestos Awareness
  • What is Asbestos?
  • Types of Asbestos
  • What Happened to Asbestos?
  • Asbestos-related Diseases
  • Key Terms
  • Types of Asbestos Work
  • Injury and Fatality Statistics
  • Routes of Entry
  • Units of Concentration
  • Federal OSHA Regulations and Standards
  • Additional Resources
  • California Regulations and Standards
  • Contractor Registration
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Training
    Hazard Awareness
  • Recognition of Health Hazards
  • Employee Exposure and Medical Records
  • Hazard Monitoring
  • Multi-employer Work Sites
    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  • Hazard Classification
  • Health Hazard Classes
  • Labels
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Hazard Communication Program
    Exposure Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Glove Bags and Glove Box Systems
  • Administrative and Work Practice Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Selecting Respiratory Protection
  • Respirator Components
  • Types of Respirators
  • Respiratory Protection Program
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazardous chemicals such as asbestos. To ensure compliance with OSHA safety training standards, asbestos certification must include annual refresher training. This online certification meets the asbestos training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Sergio P Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Training helped me understand the potential hazards and how to identify them . As well as understanding the consequences of not being properly trained .

German L Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

The information provided it is a great value in order to consider ones safety and not have issues in the future for something that could have been avoided with simple and common protection and safety practice.

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Felipe M Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

it was a great source Of info and the audio helped a lot.

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Francisco S Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Awesome experience

Xiaoxin L Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Nice training!

Andrew M Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

very straight forward and a streamlined experience!

Tim S Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

The course was straightforward and easy to follow. I appreciated the information being concise yet detailed.

Michael S Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

I thought the information given was informative and easy to follow along with, as well as take notes.

Michelle C Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

very informative and well balanced

Eric F Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

great class, thanks

Robb H Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Good Experience as i would include more areas where asbestos could be found

Jorge A Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

es necesario para eliminar riesgos de contaminacion personal y los demas, asi como el uso adecuado de equipos y seguridad para el area de trabajo

Maria J Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Yo pienso que este examen me ayudo mucho para saber cómo protegerme en mi trabajo y también saber a proteger a mi familia

Alvaro D Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Great course

Gerard K Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Good concise training.

John R Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Is a good training to supply the basic understanding of asbestos related material & how to approach it.

Pamela M Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

I think that this quiz should be vitual Overall it was great!!

Paul C Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

This made me realize it's up to me to be safe. I now understand why a but more.

Joshua D Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Very informative , valuable information to have in the workplace.

Mark S Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

I thought that it was good that it was more specific than just general info. Makes you pay more attention to what you are reading

Gabriel B Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

It was great

Bryan E Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Very informative and presented in a manner that is easier to understand than other courses I've taken.

David M Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Very detailed and great information.

William P Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

Very informative and educational. I will review from time to time in the future.

Phillip A Verified
Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness

This training was very helpful and informative.



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