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Intended Audience: civil and construction engineers involved in construction activities.


Asbestos are found in many installed products in the construction industry. Because very few asbestos-containing products are being installed today, most worker exposures occur during the removal of asbestos and the renovation and maintenance of buildings and structures containing asbestos.

As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates asbestos exposure for the construction industry. But what exactly is the current asbestos standard?

Get the latest information on how the asbestos standard applies to construction activities in our online training course developed by Dr. Rossow. In particular, the following construction activities will be covered:

Learning Objectives

At the successful conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:

  1. Demolishing or salvaging structures where asbestos is present
  2. Removing or encapsulating asbestos-containing material
  3. Constructing, altering, repairing, maintaining, or renovating asbestos-containing structures or substrates
  4. Installing asbestos-containing products
  5. Cleaning up asbestos spills/emergencies
  6. Transporting, disposing, storing, containing, and housekeeping activities involving asbestos or asbestos-containing products on a construction site.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:
  • Description of asbestos
  • Dangers of asbestos exposure
  • Definition of work classifications
  • Permissible exposure limit for asbestos
  • Asbestos operations that employers must monitor and assess
  • Function of a competent person
  • Initial exposure assessment
  • Negative exposure assessment
  • When exposure must be monitored
  • Medical surveillance programs for employees
  • Maintaining employee records
  • Regulated areas
  • Communicating asbestos hazards at worksites
  • Posting of warning signs
  • Providing asbestos warning labels
  • Training employees regarding asbestos exposure
  • Methods used to control asbestos exposure levels
  • Compliance requirements for Classes I – IV work
  • OSHA requirements concerning respirators
  • Requirements to provide protective clothing for employees
  • Hygiene-related requirements for employees performing various classes of asbestos work
  • Employer’s housekeeping responsibilities

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