Asbestos Awareness and Protection

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11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

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Presenter:  Dr. Kevin E. Aikman, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA

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
  • Develop a basic understanding of the proper work practices and procedures to limit exposures to asbestos and other hazardous building materials in the built environment

KAikman Dr. Kevin Aikman earned his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1992. Kevin started his professional environmental consulting career in the same year with an initial emphasis on Lead-Based Paint inspections that included an accredited trainer at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.  He earned his ABIH certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in 1998 and was named an AIHA Fellow in 2014.  Dr. Aikman is the Laboratory Director for the FACS NVLAP accredited laboratory and holds several asbestos professional licenses in IL as a Project Designer (also IN), Management Planner, Building Inspector, Asbestos Project Manager and Air Sampling Professional.  In his current role as Principal Scientist at FACS, he actively directs and provides technical oversite on projects in several practice groups including Hazardous Building Materials, IH Exposure Assessment, Indoor Environmental Quality, Mold & Moisture and Litigation.

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