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Course 852 Certificate
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Modules: 5
Hours: 3
Sectors: Construction

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Course 852 Asbestos Safety

Key Topics

  • Properties of Asbestos
  • Where Asbestos is Used
  • How Asbestos is Used
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Medical Surveillance and Examinations
  • Health Hazards
  • Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, and Mesothelioma
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Monitoring and Sampling
  • Employee and Competent Person Training
  • Multi-employer Worksites
  • Brake and Clutch Repair Work

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Trainer
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Course Introduction

This short course reviews some of the most important contractor requirements for asbestos safety. It provides emphasis on requirements and best practices in the construction industry, but we will also cover requirements common for employers and employees in general industry and maritime as well. The related OSHA standards we will discuss are:

  • 1910.1001, Asbestos, which covers work in general industry, such as exposure during brake and clutch repair, maintenance work, and manufacture of asbestos-containing products.
  • 1926.1101, Asbestos, which covers construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, or renovation and demolition of structures containing asbestos.
  • 1915.1001, Asbestos, which covers construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, renovation and demolition of structures containing asbestos during work in shipyards.

You will also have the opportunity to view various optional videos on this topic that should prove informative and educational. Note: The videos do not contain material that will be included in quizzes and exams.

Note: This course is an awareness-level discussion about asbestos safety. It does not meet the requirements for certification of workers as competent or qualified to test, evaluate, sample, or otherwise work with asbestos-containing material (ACM) or potentially asbestos-containing material (PACM). Refer to OSHA (see above), and the EPA for more information on certification requirements.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Asbestos Basics
  2. Employer Responsibilities
  3. Asbestos Exposure Control Plan
  4. Asbestos Training Program Requirements
  5. Brake and Clutch Repair Work

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Course 852 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

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1. OSHA Publication 35-7, OSHA Fact Sheet – Asbestos, OSHA (2014), OSHA.
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2. No Safe Level of Asbestos Exposure, Asbestos Network.
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3. When is Asbestos Dangerous? Oregon State University.
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