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Asbestos Abatement Worker Initial English

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.


The worker training course consists of four days of training. Persons seeking registration or accreditation as asbestos abatement workers must successfully complete the course. Successful completion of the contractor/supervisor training course is also be acceptable as qualification for asbestos worker applicants. The course includes a written examination consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. Successful completion of the course is demonstrated by achieving a score of at least 70% correct on the written examination. The course addresses: 

(1) physical characteristics of asbestos and ACBM; 
(2) potential health effects related to asbestos exposure; 
(3) employee personal protective equipment; 
(4) state-of-the art work practices; 
(5) personal hygiene; 
(6) additional safety hazards; 
(7) medical monitoring; 
(8) air monitoring; 
(9) relevant federal, state, and local regulatory requirements; 
(10) establishment of respiratory protective programs and medical surveillance programs; 
(11) 14 hours of hands-on training, including work area preparation, decontamination chamber construction, cleaning and disposal, and respirator fit testing and maintenance; and 
(12) course review and manual.

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