Asbestos Awareness in General Industry FAQs

Course Overview
Asbestos Awareness in General Industry safety course, together with additional, 'site specific' information, was designed to meet the annual OSHA (1910.1001) and AHERA regulatory requirements in one easy to understand course. This course teaches safety and health regulatory standards set by OSHA, as well as environmental standards and best management practices.

Asbestos awareness training is required upon initial assignment and annually for employees whose are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the permissible exposure limit (PEL) and/or excursion limit.

Note: We have included the 2-hour time requirement as required by the EPA for anyone engaged in custodial or maintenance work. Maintenance and custodial staff conducting any activities that will result in the disturbance of ACBM must receive an additional 14 hours of training.

Intended Audience
Asbestos Awareness in General Industry is designed for workers in general industry, construction and building trade.

Custodial Managers
Custodial Workers
Custodial Supervisors

Learning Objectives
This Asbestos Awareness for General Industry online course addresses the hazards associated with asbestos. This safety course will also inform you about the need for workers who conduct asbestos abatement operations as licensed by a State or Federal agency. It is important to check your State’s specific asbestos abatement workers licensing requirements.
Course Topics
Asbestos Basics
Types of Asbestos
Asbestos Fibers
Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
ACM Inspection
Health Effects
Laws and Regulations
Avoiding Exposure


Asbestos Abatement
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
Presumed Asbestos Containing Material (PACM)
Features and Benefits
ClickSafety’s Asbestos Awareness in General Industry online course is an orientation to Occupational Safety and Health. Understanding Asbestos and knowing how to avoid exposure is critical for employees whose work activities may bring them into contact with Asbestos containing materials. Rely on this quick, thorough training course from ClickSafety to keep you safe on the job. When you have successfully completed this course, you will:

Know basic asbestos awareness
Understand occupational safety and health principles and techniques
Have an overview of the general requirements for working areas