Managing Asbestos in Buildings
From Asbestos Training
Asbestos is ubiquitous. And it has not been banned. Thus, common sense would say that building managers should be aware of its hazards and knowledgeable about its care.
In addition to these common sense requirements, there are also specific regulatory requirements:
- The OSHA Asbestos Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1101(k)(2) requires building owners to identify certain materials as asbestos and to notify employees, tenants, and prospective contractors about the presence of these materials in their facilities.
- The U.S. EPA and several states have adopted requirements for managing asbestos in public and private K-12 schools under the so-called 'AHERA' requirements. Among other things, AHERA requires that each local education agencies designate a person to ensure AHERA complianceregardless of whether that school system has any asbestos in any school building.
This course not only meets all AHERA training requirements for LEA Designated Persons (40 CFR 763.84(g))but it also helps building managers keep building occupants safe while achieving cost-effective compliance with OSHA and EPA asbestos rules.
- Comprehensive training manual
- Institute Compendium of Asbestos Rules
- Practical job aids for simplifying management procedures
- Asbestos definitions and characteristics
- Important health and safety considerations
- Types of liability facing building owners
- A comprehensive overview of EPA & OSHA requirements
- Establishing and maintaining compliance strategies