Title 8 CCR, Section 1529, 5208, 8358 Online Training Certification Course
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In order to ensure a safe work environment, every employee has a right to know about asbestos- containing materials that he or she might come into contact with in the workplace. This course presents an overview of asbestos and its associated hazards. The course will cover the health hazards of asbestos, responsibilities of employers and employees, and hazard controls outlined in California's Cal/OSHA regulations.
What are the governing regulations? This online California/OSHA Asbestos Awareness course is intended to provide workers and their employers with an introduction to Asbestos, its dangers, and California's Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 1529, 5208, 8358 regulations. Additional training beyond the scope of this course is required for persons working with Asbestos that exceeds the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL), and for those involved in Class I, II, III, and IV removal.
Who must take this training? Employers are responsible for training employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and any regulations applicable to their work environment. In particular, any employee who handles or uses harmful or toxic substances must be trained on safe handling and use of the materials.
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.