Asbestos Inspector Initial

This course is in accordance with all requirements of 40 CFR 763 under TSCA TITLE II (AHERA), Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules, and qualifies the individual as a NESHAP trained person.

Description

The inspector course consists of three days of training. Persons seeking to be licensed or accredited as asbestos inspectors must successfully complete the approved training course. The course includes a written examination consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. Successful completion of the course shall be demonstrated by achieving a score of at least 70% correct on the written examination. The course addresses:

(1) background information of asbestos;
(2) potential health effects related to asbestos exposure;
(3) functions/qualifications and role of inspectors;
(4) legal liabilities and defenses;
(5) understanding of building systems;
(6) public/employee/building occupant relations;
(7) pre-inspection planning, and review of previous survey records;
(8) inspecting for friable and non-friable ACBM;
(9) assessing of the condition of friable ACBM;
(10) bulk sampling/documentation of asbestos;
(11) air monitoring;
(12) employee personal protective equipment;
(13) record keeping and writing of the survey report;
(14) regulatory review;
(15) field trip, to include a building walk-through
(16) course review and manual

Prerequisites

High School Diploma or GED

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