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Asbestos: Standard for the Construction Industry

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Asbestos is the generic term for a group of naturally occurring, fibrous minerals with high tensile strength, flexibility, and resistance to heat, chemicals, and electricity.

In the construction industry, asbestos is found in installed products such as sprayed-on fireproofing, pipe insulation, floor tiles, cement pipe and sheet, roofing felts and shingles, ceiling tiles, fire-resistant drywall, drywall joint compounds, and acoustical products. Because very few asbestos- containing products are being installed today, most worker exposures occur during the removal of asbestos and the renovation and maintenance of buildings and structures containing asbestos.

This course covers removing and encapsulating asbestos-containing material (ACM), demolishing or salvaging structures where asbestos is present, constructing, altering, repairing, maintaining, and renovating asbestos containing structures or substrates, installing asbestos-containing structures or substrate, cleaning up asbestos spills, and transporting, disposing, storing, containing, and housekeeping involving asbestos or asbestos-containing products on a construction site.

Questions & Topics answered in this course:

What is asbestos?
What are the dangers of asbestos exposure?
Which asbestos operations must employees monitor and assess?
What is the permissible exposure limit for asbestos?
What classification do certain asbestos related activities fall under?

Quiz questions are attached to the document so make sure to print out the last few pages to answer them as you review the course material!


Aug 28, 2020


Civil Engineering , Green / Sustainability , Mechanical Engineering





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