Asbestos is a substance that has been used for centuries. Its heat-resistant properties make it almost indestructible; due to this property, asbestos has been widely used in the construction industry, especially for pipe and boiler insulation and also in vehicle brakes. Before 1973, asbestos was sprayed onto different surfaces for fire protection purposes, but this practice was banned due to its hazardous nature. Furthermore, it is no longer used for insulating pipes and boilers.
However, asbestos can still be found in many older buildings. Those who work in construction, repair, demolition, and renovations are at a greater risk of contracting asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. There is no safe level for exposure to asbestos.
This course introduces students to the hazards of asbestos in the workplace and provides information about the measures that must be taken in order to minimize the effects of exposure to asbestos.
- Understand the OSH Act, the functions and resources of OSHA
- Become aware of the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process
- Know the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSH Act
- Learn the major hazards associated with general industry work and how to avoid, protect or control them. This includes:
-Slips, trips, falls associated with walking and working surfaces
-Effective Egress and fire protection program
-Outline the general requirements for general safety standards
-Flammable and combustible liquids and gasses
-Hazards of chemicals
-Understand the value of personal protective equipment, usage and limitations
-Learn the basic elements of a safety and health program
Subject Matter Expert
Bio for Robert J. Aquadro, CSP
Bob has over thirty years of experience in achieving world class safety and health performance. Some of his major accomplishments include attaining OSHA Voluntary Protection Program STAR status and ISO 9002 certification. He helped lead a manufacturing plant to over 4 million hours without a recordable injury and a construction project to over 1 million hours without a recordable injury. He has successfully worked in a variety of industries from semiconductors and petrochemical plants to off shore construction projects both domestically and internationally.
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Upon successful completion of this course and the accompanying survey, you will receive a completion card from the provider of this course on behalf of the Department of Labor. This completion card will normally take 4-6 weeks to process and ship.
YOU MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY AT THE END OF THIS TRAINING TO RECEIVE YOUR DOL CARD.
Once you complete the course, you will be provided with a completion certificate which will be available through your My Training page. Please be aware the certificate is not an official document. It serves only as evidence of your completion of the course until you receive your official Department of Labor card in the mail.
All quizzes must be passed with a 70% to proceed forward to the next lesson. No quiz can be failed three times, if you fail any quiz or exam three times you will be permanently locked out of the OSHA Outreach Program online and will be forced to complete the course in the classroom.
The final exam must be passed with a 70% to successfully complete the course. If you fail any quiz or exam three times you will be permanently locked out of the OSHA Outreach Program online and will be forced to complete the course in the classroom.
You will find supplementary materials available for download by clicking the "Materials" tab on the menu located within the course player. Other reference materials are available from the OSHA website; please visit http://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/
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