OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training (2 Hour)

Course Details


TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 2 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.2 CEUs, 2 contact hours
29 CFR 1915.1001,
29 CFR 1926.1101, and
AHERA 40 CFR 763.92(a)(1)
NOTE: Additional training beyond this course is needed if you disturb asbestos containing materials(ACMs) by such tasks as drilling, sanding, cutting, chipping or otherwise handling an ACM that is not intact.

Max Subscription Days: 30 Days
Code: 1360
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES OSHA Safety Courses
Price: US $45.00

Who Should Take This Class?

Do you work in or around areas that may contain asbestos? If so, you may need asbestos awareness training to work safely and maintain compliance with U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. At Hazmat School, we offer an online asbestos awareness program designed to meet the needs of maintenance and custodial personnel and other workers who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials.

Our online OSHA Asbestos Awareness training course is best suited for the following individuals:

  • General industry, construction industry and maritime workers;
  • Maintenance or custodial employees who work in a building or on a ship that contains Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs);
  • A construction manager, engineer or tradesman who works in pre-1981 buildings or buildings with known ACMs;
  • Supervisors or administrative staff who work in schools or other buildings with ACMs;
  • Property or apartment managers who own or manage pre-1981 buildings or buildings with known ACMs;
  • Current or prospective homeowners who are seeking knowledge about asbestos;
  • Anyone who wants a base knowledge about asbestos.

Industries That Require This Course

Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was previously used in building materials and other products. Exposure to asbestos can increase a person’s likelihood of developing lung disease and other negative health effects. Although asbestos-containing products are no longer on the market, the material still exists in many buildings. As a result, workers in construction, building maintenance and related industries may require asbestos awareness certifications.

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Upon completion of this Asbestos Awareness Training Course, you should know:

  • What asbestos is, where it comes from and why it has been used so much.
  • The potential health effects of asbestos.
  • Where asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and potential asbestos-containing materials (PACM) are commonly found.
  • Proper precautions and work practices when working around asbestos.
  • How to recognize asbestos hazards due to damage or deterioration.
  • Appropriate response to an asbestos fiber release.
  • What OSHA regulations apply to workers who work with or around asbestos and what aspects of those regulations affect you or your company.

What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?

Our online asbestos awareness course satisfies the training requirements outlined by OSHA in 29 CFR 1926.1101. This regulation requires employers to provide training to every employee likely to be exposed to asbestos in excess of permissible exposure limits (PEL) and who performs Class I through IV asbestos operations. According to the regulation, training must occur annually and at no cost to the employee. The training program must also ensure employees receive information about a number of specific asbestos-related topics.

At Hazmat School, our online asbestos awareness program meets the training requirements specified for workers performing Class IV work, which involves cleaning up asbestos-containing waste and debris. Please note that our program does not qualify an individual to disturb asbestos-containing materials or participate in Class I through III asbestos operations. These activities require a higher level of training.

This course also meets 29 CFR 1910.1001, 29 CFR 1915.1001 and AHERA 40 CFR 763.92(a)(1) standards.

Topics Covered

This course covers all the topics required by 29 CFR 1926.1101. When you enroll in this course, you can expect to learn about what asbestos is, what potential health effects it has, where it is commonly found and how to recognize asbestos hazards. You will also learn best practices for working around asbestos and how to respond when an asbestos fiber release occurs. With this information, you can better protect yourself and others from this dangerous material.


Students may have to complete review sections along the way and a final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.


Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.


The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.  This course has no prerequisites, so anyone can learn about the hazards of asbestos, regardless of current position or level of experience.

Accreditation, Certification and CEUs

Once you complete our asbestos awareness course, you will receive a certificate that you can present to your employer or federal or state regulators as documentation of training. If you take this course as part of continuing education, you will receive two contact hours or 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Why Choose Hazmat School?

Asbestos awareness training plays a vital role in workplace safety. At Hazmat School, we make our online asbestos awareness course both affordable and convenient to ensure everyone receives the training they need.

Register for our asbestos awareness training online or contact us for more information about corporate accounts, group and government discounts or our other training courses.

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