Special Awareness: Asbestos



Course Specifications: Asbestos Awareness

Course Title: Asbestos Awareness
Course Code: NSTC-18
Developed By: NSTC Cooperative Team
Revision Date: January 2015
Policy / Regulation: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001: General Industry
OSHA 29 CRF 1926.1101: Construction
2014 BP Alaska Safety Handbook; 2014 Alaska Safety Handbook
Company’s Facility Asbestos Inventory (See the Industrial Hygiene Department)
Goal: To introduce employees to the potential hazards and safe work practices for working near asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
Course Audience: Anyone with potential exposure to asbestos-containing materials (ACM), but do not usually work with it. Those who commonly come into contact with asbestos during their normal work activities (i.e. maintenance and custodial staff; contractors such as electricians, plumbers, and heating/air conditioning workers).
Prerequisites: None
Frequency: Initial
Course Length: 1 hour
Class Size: 30 maximum
Instructor Qualifications: Only NSTC Authorized Instructors
Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the properties of asbestos.
  • Recognize asbestos hazards.
  • Describe the health effects from exposure to asbestos.
  • Practice effective control measures to prevent exposure to asbestos.
Quiz: Distribute the quiz. When attendees have completed the quiz, review the correct answers.
Course Evaluation: Make sure all attendees sign the roster and complete the course evaluation.
Instructor Notes: Review the Course Specifications, the PowerPoint Slides and Instructor Notes in preparation for instruction. Have printed copies of all quizzes and handouts and be sure that equipment is ready for use before the class begins.
Equipment / Media: Power Point Projector

Whiteboard and/or flipchart w/markers

Course Materials: Course Specifications
PowerPoint Slides
2014 BP ASH and 2014 ASH
Quiz and Answer Key
Attendance Roster
Evaluation Form