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This eight-hour course satisfies the annual refresher requirement to keep accreditation as an AHERA Asbestos Project Designer current. It is one of the requirements for retaining Cal-OSHA certification as a Certified Asbestos Consultant.
The class provides updates on regulations, liability issues, health concerns, protocols, and best practices for designing asbestos abatement plans and projects. Discussion of real-world case studies and students’ specific work-related issues help you develop practical solutions for real-world problems.
Each combines the most up-to-date information on regulations, health research, and best work practices with discussion of real-world case studies and students’ specific work-related issues and concerns to provide practical solutions for real-world problems.
This eight-hour course satisfies the annual refresher requirement to keep accreditation as an AHERA Building Inspector and Management Planner current. It is one of the requirements for retaining Cal-OSHA certification as a Certified Asbestos Consultant or Site Surveillance Technician.
You review the most common locations and materials for asbestos in buildings and the most important federal and California regulations that cover inspection issues. We discuss health effects, legal liability and insurance issues, along with updates to regulations and research. We review the AHERA protocols for inspection, sampling, categorizing, and recording materials, and approaches to finding hidden asbestos products. In the second half of the class, for Management Planners, real-life case studies help you examine and develop responses to asbestos problems in schools and other public buildings.
Those with Building Inspector certification only can take the morning 4-hour course, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, to refresh and retain their AHERA Building Inspector accreditation. Since the Building Inspector course is a prerequisite for Management Planner training, Management Planners generally take the full 8-hour refresher course.
This eight-hour course satisfies the annual refresher requirement to keep accreditation as an AHERA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor current. It is also one of the requirements for retaining Cal-OSHA certification as a Certified Asbestos Consultant or Site Surveillance Technician.
The class includes a comprehensive review of regulations, liability issues, health concerns, protocols, and best practices for supervising and performing asbestos construction and abatement work. Updates on relevant regulations and research are provided. Discussion of real-world case studies and students’ specific work-related issues help you develop practical solutions for real-world problems.
Passing this eight-hour course meets the AHERA annual refresher training requirements for Asbestos Workers. The course covers EPA required topics including a review of regulations (including new regulations), new legislation, a review of topics from the original course, and any new practices or tools of the trade. Students will cover practical training that also cover real-world solutions for the work they will encounter for their jobs.
Prerequisites: Cal/OSHA AHERA accreditation as an Asbestos Worker (or within one year of expiration date).
Certificate of Completion: A Cal/OSHA Worker Refresher certificate is given to each student who attends the course. Full attendance is mandatory.
Passing this twenty-four-hour course allows you to design abatement projects for schools and other public buildings as an AHERA accredited Project Designer.
You learn how to:
You learn about scheduling, cost estimating, bidding and bid package review. You review regulations, legal liability issues, work practices, sampling procedures, and protection equipment with experienced contractor/consultants.
You apply this knowledge in a practical exercise in which you review project drawings and design an abatement project.
This course is one of the Cal-OSHA requirements for Certified Asbestos Consultants.
Prerequisite: Although it is not a legal requirement, it is suggested that you obtain AHERA Contractor/Supervisor accreditation (pass “Practices and Procedures in Asbestos Control”) before attending this course. The course assumes familiarity with AHERA accredited Contractor/Supervisor concepts and work practices.
Upon completion, attendees receive an AHERA certificate recognizing their Project Designer Initial training. Full attendance is mandatory
Passing this twenty-four hour course allows you to collect samples and conduct building inspections to assess asbestos risk as an AHERA accredited Building Inspector. It also prepares you to evaluate inspection reports.
You learn the most common locations for asbestos in a building and a systems approach for finding hidden asbestos products. You develop an understanding of the most important federal and California asbestos regulations, health effects, legal liability, and insurance issues.
With the guidance of experienced Cal-OSHA certified asbestos consultants, you practice inspecting buildings and sampling, categorizing, and recording materials using the most up-to-date practices and protocols.
This course is one of the Cal-OSHA requirements for Certified Asbestos Consultants and one of two required for Cal-OSHA Certified Site Surveillance Technicians.
No prerequisites required.
Upon completion, attendees receive an AHERA certificate recognizing their Building Inspector Initial training. Full attendance is mandatory.
This sixteen-hour course is designed for individuals who will write asbestos management plans for schools or other facilities. This AHERA course centers on asbestos survey interpretation, hazard assessment, legal implications, control options, roles and responsibilities, operations and maintenance plans, regulatory requirements, recordkeeping, submission and financing abatement activity.
The Management Planner Initial course provides in-depth knowledge and instruction on state-of-the-art asbestos management plan methods and procedures including extensive real-life practical experience that you can immediately apply to your work activity. The material will be presented through a variety of teaching methods to keep you actively engaged as the course moves along. Demonstrations and a thorough review of a Management Plan will be presented to students in this AHERA course as part of the core curriculum to help tie the learning to real work activity.
No prerequisites required.
Upon completion, attendees receive an AHERA certificate recognizing their Management Planner Initial training. Full attendance is mandatory
Contractor Supervisor Courses
This forty-hour course is required by the EPA and OSHA if you ever supervise the removal of an asbestos product and if that process fills more than one glovebag or waste container, yet this course is not just for contractors.
Many students are not actually going to supervise the removal of asbestos but want to know how the work is properly conducted. Students learn how to do the work themselves as well as how to interact with industrial hygienists, consultants, and abatement contractors. You review in detail the EPA, OSHA, and California regulations applying to asbestos work. We explain respiratory protection and air sampling issues as well as the most up-to-date removal methods and equipment. We also provide respiratory and work practice workshops where you get to employ the information you learned in the course.
This course is mandatory for abatement supervisors and certified consultants and site surveillance technicians.
No prerequisites required.
Upon completion, attendees receive an AHERA certificate recognizing their Contractor/ Supervisor training. Full attendance is compulsory to obtain the certificate of completion.
This thirty-two-hour AHERA accredited course meets OSHA standards for Class I & II work. The curriculum covers various subjects, including safety protocols, legal compliance, and cutting-edge work methodologies. Participants will engage in hands-on training involving activities such as constructing a negative pressure enclosure (“full containment”), glove bags and mini-enclosures, don and doff PPE, air sampling (personal and perimeter).
No prerequisites are required.
Upon completion, attendees receive an AHERA certificate recognizing their Asbestos Worker training. Full attendance is compulsory to obtain the certificate of completion.