Environmental Management Institute, Inc.

Environmental Management Institute, Inc.

Asbestos Project Supervisor Initial Course



State and federal law (OSHA, EPA, and DOT) requires the use of accredited project supervisors for all asbestos removal projects in schools and public and commercial buildings and involving more than small amounts of asbestos. This course not only meets the training requirements for EPA, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky accreditation, it also prepares participants to plan the work to ensure that the job is done safely and efficiently. OSHA now requires this level training for competent persons assigned to conduct Class I or Class II asbestos activities.

In addition to covering the topics of the Institute's asbestos abatement worker training, this course includes training in legal liabilities and how to reduce them, how to perform pre-bid and pre-work activities, how to read an asbestos contract, and how to be an effective supervisor.

  • EPA and Institute Course Manual.
  • Institute Compendium of Asbestos Rules
  • All necessary hands-on materials.
  • Hands-on training including:
    • Cleanup of a minor fiber release episode.
    • Removal of resilient floor tile and mastic.
    • Glove bag removal of pipe insulation.
    • Use and maintenance of PPE, including respirator fit-testing (if desired trainees can bring their own P100 air-purifying respirators for testing).
    • Constructing a negative pressure enclosure and 3-chamber decontamination facility.
    • Removal of ACM from ceilings and from pipes.

  • Nature of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
  • Health effects of asbestos.
  • State-of-the art work practices for recognizing and working with ACM.
  • Asbestos waste disposal requirements.
  • Regulations affecting asbestos work.


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