Asbestos Awareness in Schools FAQs

Course Overview

Asbestos Awareness in Schools safety training, together with additional, 'site specific' information, was designed to meet the annual OSHA (40 CFR 763.92) and AHERA regulatory requirements in one easy to understand course. Asbestos awareness training is required upon initial assignment and annually for employees who perform housekeeping operations in an area which contains ACM or presumed ACM (PACM).

This online course will familiarize you with basic occupational safety and health principles and techniques related to asbestos awareness in schools and is geared towards Custodial & Maintenance workers. You will be informed of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) and Asbestos Containing Building Material (ACBM) and how you can locate these in the building, facility or work site.

Note: 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
This asbestos awareness course is designed for custodial and maintenance workers in order to comply with the EPA’s program requirements.

Custodial Workers and Supervisors
Maintenance Workers and Supervisors
HVAC Engineers

Learning Objectives
This Asbestos Awareness for Schools safety course follows How to Manage Asbestos in School Buildings (EPA), and other EPA, OSHA and State OSHA programs. You must recognize that workers who conduct asbestos abatement operations must be licensed by a State or Federal agency. This is important for your health and the health of others on the job site. You will be informed of the general requirements for working in schools in which Asbestos-containing building materials might be encountered.

ClickSafety is a trusted provider of online safety training and this course was designed to meet the annual OSHA (40 CFR 763.92) and AHERA regulatory 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

How to Manage Asbestos in School Buildings (EPA)
Features and Benefits
ClickSafety’s Asbestos Awareness in Schools for Custodial & Maintenance workers provides an overview of general requirements for working in schools in which ACM or ACBM might be encountered. Understanding Asbestos and knowing how to avoid exposure is critical for employees whose work activities may bring them into contact with Asbestos containing materials. When you have successfully completed this course, you will:

Have an understanding of asbestos and the different forms it has
Understand the health effects of asbestos
Know how to locate and avoid asbestos exposure
Review EPA and OSHA’s programs and requirements regarding asbestos awareness