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Asbestos Awareness and Protection

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This presentation will include an overview of current asbestos regulations and how they apply to residential, commercial, and public buildings. Asbestos was used in the manufacture of numerous building materials that are commonly found on the exterior and interior of buildings. Basic asbestos awareness training is integral to common building management and maintenance programs and is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The goal of this presentation is to provide building managers with a general understanding of potential public health and regulatory issues related to asbestos and how they should be addressed in a typical office building or residential structure.

Learning objectives:

  • Provide building managers with the basic history of asbestos and its uses
  • Define asbestos and describe where it is found
  • Explain associated health effects from exposure to asbestos
  • Provide an overview of current asbestos regulations for the different types of buildings and variations in local, state and federal regulations
  • Discuss naturally occurring asbestos and how this may affect a construction project
  • Review what is an asbestos inspection and if an inspection is necessary
  • Review procedures related to asbestos abatement and the types of work activities that could lead to asbestos exposure
  • Review steps to avoid disturbing asbestos

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