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Asbestos Hazards Awareness Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what asbestos is
  • Give examples of how asbestos might appear at work
  • Identify health effects of asbestos exposure
  • Identify ways to prevent exposure to asbestos on the job
  • Explain what to do if you're exposed to asbestos

Available in English, Spanish

8 Minutes

Mobile Ready

The goal of this lesson is to give an overview of asbestos hazards to help minimize employee exposure and risk of acquiring an asbestos-related disease, which therefore contributes to employee workplace safety. Completion of this lesson alone does not meet the intent of applicable regulations nor qualify a worker to collect samples or or perform abatement activities.

Course Outline
  • Asbestos Hazard Awareness Overview
Regulations
  • "UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR." Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos/hazards.html. Accessed 2 Oct. 2017.
  • "UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR." Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3507.pdf. Accessed 2 Oct. 2017.
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001 - Asbestos Standard for General Industry
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101 - Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry