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Schools are mandated to protect their students and employees from asbestos exposure. Training school inspectors for asbestos will help your campus adhere to federal requirements and ensure the safety of your faculty and pupils.

Federal Requirements for Checking Asbestos in Schools

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires schools to check their buildings for asbestos and prepare and implement asbestos management plans to mitigate associated hazards.

Employees working with asbestos programs must be trained and accredited to comply with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan requirements. State and local agencies may have more stringent requirements for your asbestos school inspectors.

Dealing With Asbestos in Schools

To comply with regulations and to mitigate asbestos risks, schools must:

  • Perform inspections of asbestos-containing materials
  • Create, maintain and implement an asbestos management program and have a copy available on-site
  • Notify employees, parents and guardians annually about actions taken or planned during the period
  • Nominate a contact person who ensures the plan is duly implemented
  • Complete routine checks on known or suspected asbestos material sites
  • Ensure professional inspections happen and any action items are implemented
  • Offer supervisory staff with asbestos awareness training

Obtain OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training

Equipping employees and custodial staff on how to detect asbestos in schools requires professional training. Hazmat School provides Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training. The course enhances school and workplace safety and makes supervisory staff aware of possible asbestos risks. This Hazmat School training is ideal for workers playing custodial roles and not charged with physically cleaning up or handling materials with asbestos in them.

The course assists schools in creating necessary awareness for staff by exploring:

  • The origin of asbestos and its use
  • Possible hazards and health implications of exposure
  • Locations of possible asbestos-containing materials (PACM) and asbestos-containing materials (ACM)
  • How OSHA regulations impact schools
  • Methods of identifying asbestos hazards
  • Safety procedures and precautions
  • Asbestos fiber release protocols

The two-hour course is available online and can be completed within 30 days, meaning staff do not have to complete the training in one session.

Register Online for Asbestos Awareness Training

At Hazmat School, we make complying with OSHA and other regulatory organizations straightforward. Our courses equip over 20,000 students annually, ensuring workplace safety and knowledge empowerment.

Our asbestos training course complies with OSHA in 29 CFR 1926.1101 outlines. These outlines require your school to provide staff with annual asbestos training to safeguard against possible exposure.

Get started by registering online or exploring our comprehensive workplace safety training courses.

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