Asbestos <1% Wallboard Systems and Lead Work Practices

Duration: 
7.5 hours
Required: 
Frequency: 
Initial
Prerequisites: 
Respirator Use Authorization and bring a respirator for Class
Course Cost: 
$0.00
Course mode: 
Classroom

This specialized course for building maintenance and alterations staff provides information and specific procedures to reduce exposure to wallboard systems that contain <1% asbestos and/or lead-containing paint.

The course material covers recognizing the types of regulated building materials (asbestos, lead, PCB’s. etc.); the health effects, routes of exposure; engineering controls and work practices; procedures to prevent exposure; proper use and limitations of personal protective equipment; and building signage and warning labels.

The hands-on instruction portion of the class covers pre-task planning, personal protective equipment, work area containment setup, engineering control implementation, and cleanup and disposal of generated waste for work on wallboard systems containing <1% asbestos and/or lead-containing paint.  This course is not intended to cover abatement or clean-up of other asbestos-containing materials.

This class satisfies the requirements for the 2-hour Asbestos Awareness Class and the 2-hour Lead Worker Class.

Intended Audience 

Employees who perform maintenance and alterations work on building wallboard systems that contain <1% asbestos and/or lead-containing paint.