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 Asbestos Training and Certification 

 

SPOTLIGHT

  1. SCOPE

    This policy applies to University employees who perform work in which there is potential for exposure to asbestos. This group would include maintenance, custodial or other employees who perform services that may bring them into contact with asbestos containing materials.

  2. PURPOSE

    To provide training regarding job responsibilities in which employees may come in contact with asbestos containing materials.

  3. PROCEDURE

    Specific asbestos training programs

    1. Asbestos Awareness Training – 2 Hour awareness training for employees who may come into contact with asbestos containing material.  Information covered:
      1. The nature of all health hazards directly attributable to asbestos exposure including carcinogenic hazards;
      2. Increased risk of lung cancer associated with smoking and asbestos exposure;
      3. The specific nature of the operations and specific information to aid the employee in recognizing when and where asbestos exposure may result;
      4. Necessary protective steps to prevent exposure, including engineering controls and safe work practices;
      5. Location of asbestos containing materials in the work place
    2. Asbestos Worker/Supervisor Training – successful completion of an EPA model asbestos worker course of 4/5 day duration.  The employee must pass the accompanying examination and obtain certification through the PA Department of Labor & Industry.  Annual training review and refresher course necessary every year to keep current and active certification.

Paul M. Novak, M.P.H.

Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Stores I Building – 145 Kiester Road

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-2465

FAX: 724-738-4282

 

Joel T. Brown

Fire and Safety Manager

Stores I Building – 145 Kiester Road

Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Phone: 724-738-2466

FAX: 724-738-4282

 

 

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