Asbestos Awareness Training Video & DVD Program by Atlantic Training

Asbestos Awareness Training Video and DVD Program
  • SKU: CS265-DVD
  • Copyright: 2016
  • Runtime: 22 mins.
  • Producer: Atlantic Training
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  • (1) Training DVD in SPANISH
  • (1) Year of FREE Updates: OSHA Compliance
  • (10) Free accesses to streaming library WAVE
  • Digital: Scheduling Form, Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate, Log, Wallet Cards (printable)
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OSHA’s regulation 29 CFR 1910.1101... "Occupational Exposure to Asbestos" requires that all employees who could come into contact with materials that might contain asbestos be given appropriate training on working safely in these situations. Employees are divided into four classes. Classes I - III are employees whose work involves "installing" or "disturbing" materials that might contain asbestos. However, the largest group of employees covered by this regulation fall into the Class IV group, which involves employees that get involved in... "maintenance and custodial activities to clean up waste and debris containing these type of materials."

Since many materials commonly used in buildings for many years (including ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and wall and pipe insulation) contain asbestos, this means that the regulation applies to virtually every custodial, janitorial and maintenance worker in the country.

Atlantic Training's Asbestos Training Video and Awareness program has been created specifically to educate employees about the dangers of working with materials that may contain asbestos. Topics covered in these products include:

  • Hazards of asbestos.
  • OSHA's Asbestos Standard.
  • Composition and nature of asbestos.
  • Types of materials that may contain asbestos, and where they are encountered.
  • How to protect yourself when disturbing a material that may contain asbestos.
  • Air monitoring and decontamination.
  • (2) Training DVDs - (1) in English and (1) in Spanish Closed Captioned DVD with digital trainer tools for each.
  • (1) Year of Updates:  In the event there are any changes made to the products in the course of 1 year from purchase, we will provide you with the updated material ensuring your are always OSHA compliant and have the latest content. 
  • (10) Streaming Accesses - 10 Free accesses to hundreds of training programs. This includes streaming access to the English and Spanish versions of this course, as well as all included downloadable written materials: (Quiz, test, leaders guide and more) from anywhere you have internet access including mobile devices. 
  • (1) Trainer Tools - A comprehensive leader's guide, reproducible scheduling & attendance form, employee quiz, training certificate and training log.

 * DVD Only options only include DVD of choice along with Trainer Tools. 


Optional Network license also available. These annual licenses allow you to digitize the DVD program/written materials and place onto your local network so that it can be viewed by various departments without having to pass around a DVD. Pricing is based upon the title(s) chose and the estimated employees trained per year. For more information please contact us at 1-800-975-7640

Online Interactive Training Also Available. For more information visit our online training page or call 1-800-975-7640

Have your own LMS? We offer this course in SCORM compatible format so that you can plug the title into your own LMS. View our SCORM page for more details. 

Video Highlights

Video Highlights

  • Why Asbestos is known as a

    Why Asbestos is known as a "silent killer".

  • Understanding the special characteristics of Asbestos.

    Understanding the special characteristics of Asbestos.

  • How Asbestos is a hazardous material.

    How Asbestos is a hazardous material.

  • How to limit Asbestos exposure.

    How to limit Asbestos exposure.

  • The details listed in an Asbestos Management Plan and where to find it.

    The details listed in an Asbestos Management Plan and where to find it.

  • Why it's important to keep track of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) and where they can usually be found.

    Why it's important to keep track of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) and where they can usually be found.

  • When to inspect ACMs and how to record their condition.

    When to inspect ACMs and how to record their condition.

  • How to avoid exposure by not disturbing (as specified by OSHA) asbestos-containing materials.

    How to avoid exposure by not disturbing (as specified by OSHA) asbestos-containing materials.

  • How to correctly strip a floor using only

    How to correctly strip a floor using only "Wet Methods".

  • Wearing the proper PPE and protective clothing when working with Asbestos.

    Wearing the proper PPE and protective clothing when working with Asbestos.

  • Using caution when handling Asbestos waste.

    Using caution when handling Asbestos waste.

  • How to decontaminate after working with Asbestos.

    How to decontaminate after working with Asbestos.

  • How

    How "Air Monitoring" may be required to measure airborne Asbestos.

  • How taking the correct precaution can protect those in your facility from Asbestos exposure.

    How taking the correct precaution can protect those in your facility from Asbestos exposure.

What's in The Box

What's In The Box

  • (1) Training DVD in ENGLISH
  • (1) Training DVD in SPANISH
  • (1) Year of FREE Updates: OSHA Compliance
  • (10) Free accesses to streaming library WAVE
  • Digital: Scheduling Form, Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate, Log, Wallet Cards (printable)

Video Transcript

Asbestos Awareness
As hard as it is to belief today at one time people called asbestos the miracle material, not only it is a natural mineral you can dig out of the ground by the ton but even better. Asbestos is lightweight, fireproof, chemical resistant, bacteria resistant and doesn't conduct electric current as a result it work well for sound proofing and was a great insulator against heat, cold and electricity. But while this miracle material seems to useful and good for so many things, it turn out that it isn't good for people. In fact, asbestos can cause serious illnesses even kill us and can still be found in many homes and commercial buildings.

In this program, will take a close look at the asbestos hazards you may encounter in your workplace. We'll also discuss the laws that are designed to protect you from these hazards and what you can do to ensure that you go home safe at the end of everyday, even if you're working around asbestos.

Asbestos: Miracle and MenaceBefore a health hazard will fully understood, asbestos was use in literally thousands of products. From piano parts to electric blankets, carpeting to toasters, record albums, theater curtains, buttons on clothing and automobile break pads all sort of things. Because of its unique qualities, asbestos found many uses in construction industry as well. It was incorporated in plaster low board at string and stiffness, sprayed into walls, ceilings and steal glitters as fire and sound proofing and wrapped around pipes, boilers, heating docks and other utility systems as insulation of course when a health risks of asbestos became known, a product that contain asbestos where taken off the market. But the asbestos that had been built in to so many building material has been much tougher to remove, this is why asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) can be found in many buildings even now. 

Because of this the occupational safety and health organization (OSHA) created a standard to protect workers including custodial, engineering and maintenance staffs it could be exposed  yo asbestos on the job. Employee training plays an important part in the asbestos standard, if there's a risk of exposure to asbestos in your workplace you will receive training in;

  • The health effects of asbestos
  • The hazards in your facility
  • Recognize hazards
  • How to deal with them safely

The Health Effects of Asbestos
Most rocks and metals breakdown into tiny particles like grains of sand, but asbestos breaks down into fibers like a strands of rope, Asbestos fibers can be so small that they are invisible to the naked eye, in fact you need a very powerful microscope to see them but don't let their small size fool you. Asbestos fibers are strong as steal and if they found a way in to your body they can seriously affect your health. Because asbestos fibers are so small they're basically invisible and they're so light that once they are stirred up they can float in the air for long time. This means that you can easily inhale asbestos fibers without even knowing that they are there, and once asbestos fibers getting in your lungs they can do severe damage. 

While you don't experience the effects immediately, the fibers irritate lung tissues and can eventually lead to a disease known as Asbestosis. Asbestosis makes it hard to breathe and leads to the enlargement of the heart which can ultimately be fatal. Long term exposure to asbestos fibers can cause cancer in the lungs as well. In can also lead to a rare cancer known as Mesothelioma which affects the tissues that line the chest and abdomen. Asbestos fibers are especially hazardous to people who smoke, cigarette smoke breaks down the lung's natural defense against the foreign substances that get into them. As a result, smoers are over 50x more likely to become sick after long term exposure to asbestos. So, if you're a smoker and your going to be working around asbestos you should seriously consider kicking the cigarette habit. Your employer can provide you information on effective programs that can help. Talk to your supervisor to find out more. But your lungs aren't only place where asbestos can cause trouble. Fibers that get into your mouth or that land on food or drink can be swallowed and lead to the cancer of the digestive track. Obviously, asbestos is a significant health hazard so it's important to know how to protect yourself on it.

Types of Asbestos Hazards
While asbestos can have serious that are often fatal affects on your health, there are ways you can avoid these hazards. You can make a good start by understanding how and where you're likely to encounter asbestos on the job. If you have asbestos or asbestos containing material in your workplace, OSHA requires your facility to put together a written "Asbestos Management Plan". It's the blueprint for keeping you and your co-workers safe from asbestos hazards. The plan is available to all employees and you should take the time to familiar with it. This plan will include a detail lists of the places where you might encounter asbestos in your facility. These areas must also be identify with warning signs or labels, if you don't find a sign or label posted where you think asbestos maybe present notify your supervisor immediately. Materials that contains asbestos are divided into two general categories;

  • Friable materials can be easily damage, broken apart or crumbled all of which can release dangerous asbestos fibers into the air.
  • Non-Friable materials can also release asbestos fibers they are more difficult to damage.

When asbestos containing materials are undamaged they are not releasing asbestos fibers into the air, so there's no treat to your health. The health hazards begin when the materials are bumped, scraped, pealed, water damage or otherwise disturbed and released their asbestos fibers. So it's crucial for you to be able to recognize damage when you see it and what to do when you find it. 

Thermal System Insulation
There are three types of asbestos containing materials you are most likely to encounter;

  • Thermal System Insulation (TSI) - is the most common type of friable asbestos material. You will find TSI on boilers, utility pipes, duct work and HVAC systems. Beyond a look out for places where the insulation is torn, the material has been gouged out or peeled off or water, oil or other substances have caused it to deteriorate. Remember even a small tear can create a serious hazard. Also look for dust or debris that is built up on floors or other surfaces, it's conclude some types of damage may have occurred nearby. If you do find damage, you should act immediately to reduce the potential for exposure to asbestos. Secure the area if possible, post the sign to warning people to stay away then notify your supervisor or your facility or environmental manager so they can arrange for repair and clean up. You should take these steps even if you aren't sure that the material contains asbestos, with asbestos a cautious approach is always best because your better safe than sorry. If the repair and clean up asbestos containing material needs to be done before you can start your work, talk to your supervisor.You should never handle only if any asbestos containing material yourself, unless you have been authorized and are properly trained and equipped for the work. Normally, other qualified people will be brought in to do the job.
  • Sprayed on Composites & Floor and Ceiling Tiles - at one time asbestos containing material where sprayed on ceilings and walls as fire proofing and sound proofing, sometimes even just for decoration. Because sprayed on ACMs are almost friable they are prone to damage, so they should be handled with extreme caution. Over time sprayed on ACMs tend to peel fall away from the surfaces they were applied to, this produces dusts and debris that contain asbestos fibers. If you encounter these type of materials, do not try to clean it up by sweeping or shoveling, this could stir up asbestos fibers into the air where yo could inhale them. Instead, secure the area immediately, post warning signs, report the problem. Your supervisor will arrange the material to be cleaned up and dispose off safely. Another place you may sometime find asbestos is right on to your feet. Floor tiles can contain asbestos and sure can be mastic or glued that were used to fastening them. Although floor tiles are non-friable they can release fibers if they are damage. Cuts, grooves, scrapes and cracks in a tile are all signs of potential problems. If you notice damage floor tiles you should again;
      • secure the area
      • post warning signs
      • notify your supervisor
When you are working around your facility, do not start grinding, cutting or breaking apart any floor tiles before you know whether they contain asbestos. since those activities can all release asbestos fibers, you should first determine if there's an exposure risks. If you need to strip a floor finish use wet methods, damp in the floor with water so asbestos fibers are less likely gets into the air, Make sure you're using a low abrasion pad and keep the machine's speed below 300 rpms. Some ceiling tiles can contain asbestos as well and what's more they generally friable. Trip all ceiling tiles as asbestos containing materials until it is been determine that they are not. Check for broken corners, water damage or other problems handle the tiles carefully. If you find damage, take the same steps you would take for any other potential asbestos exposure hazards.

Protective Equipment and Safe Work Practices
Depending on a job you do, you may be ask to assist in a repair including of asbestos in your facility. Getting this type of work done safely begin with putting a proper protective gear. You'll need to wear respirator that use special filters to prevent inhaling from any asbestos fibers. Before starting to work you should undergo a fit test, to make the respirator gives you key protections it needs to be the right size and shape for your face. If there are any gaps between your face and the respirator mask, asbestos fibers could leak through. Once you got a good fit, you'll be trained in how to put the respirator on correctly, how to clean and maintain them, as well as how and when to change its filter cartridges. And even asbestos isn't a skin contact hazard you should also wear disposable overalls, they make it possible for you to clean yourself up more effectively and conveniently when you are done. 

There are some important things to remember about the clean up process itself too. Never use compressed air to clear way substances that may contain asbestos. Use wet methods instead, moistening the materials with water at least three times, before you disturb them, during the process and while finishing afterwards. These supplies whether you use broom or vacuum. Never use an ordinary vacuum clean up or asbestos clean up even with industrial or shop graved machines asbestos fibers can still get through the filters and be blown up with the exhausts. You can prevent this by using a vacuum fitted with a high efficiency particulate air or hepa filter. Hepa filters are designed to catch and trap asbestos fibers safely. To eliminate asbestos contamination as completely as possible, you should give the area a final wet wipe with damp cloth after vacuuming. The cloth you use for the wet wipe will contain asbestos fibers afterwards, so be sure to dispose it appropriately .
OSHA's standard required proper bagging and labeling of all asbestos containing materials. Be sure to use asbestos disposal bags that are specially made for this purpose. I will need to fill out a generator label with the name and address of your facility and attach it to the disposal bag, so others can tell what's in the bag and where it came from. If an asbestos disposal bags you are using gets torn seal the tear with a tape immediately, place the damage bag inside a new bag and seal it. Put a fill tag generator label on the new outer bag and remember asbestos is a regulated waste, so you can't just put it on the trash or pirate outback it must be dispose of a license landfill. OSHA"s safety standard also requires regular monitoring of asbestos levels in the air, so you may be ask to wear an air sampling device during your clean up activities. To collect the samples, an air pump will be strap to your waist and a cassette will be tape to the front of your shoulder. This will catch any asbestos fibers that are in the air. These samples help your facility make sure that appropriate precautions are taken to protect you and co-workers while you work on areas that may have ACMs.
Decontamination and Medical Surveillance
After doing any work with asbestos containing materials you must thoroughly clean and decontaminate your equipment and yourself. A special decontamination and changing area will be setup for this. These areas are usually isolated to prevent any spread of asbestos fibers back in to the facility after clean up. Never eat, drink or smoke in a decontamination area, it increases your risks of inhaling or swallowing asbestos fibers. When decontaminating your overalls don't simply brush off dusts or debris, that throws asbestos fibers into the air. Instead you need to use hepa vacuum to safely remove contamination from your overalls before you take them off, your company will provide the vacuum for you. But remember because your overalls have been contaminated with asbestos fibers they are still considered regulated waste even after vacuuming, so they must be dispose properly in an asbestos disposal bag. You'll also need to use the hepa vacuum to clean up any equipment you work with in the asbestos area as well as the outside of the disposal bags you've used. Washing up is always a good idea after handling any hazardous and asbestos is no exception. Scrub your hands and face thoroughly with soap and water before living work in fact you should shower if possible. If you can't shower at work, be sure to take a shower immediately when you get home. This way you won't expose your family or friends to asbestos fibers. Even all the correct exposure control procedures are use, it may be still be possible to be expose to some level of asbestos in your workplace. To monitor potential exposure and as a safeguard against future health problems, your facility may ask you to participate in a medical surveillance program.
As part of the program, you will make regular visit to a doctor at which time you may be given breathing capacity test or have x-rays taken of your lungs. All the surveillance program procedures and treatments will be provided free of charge. Talk to your supervisor for more information.
As we've seen asbestos compose of real health risks to people who work with or around it. But there are ways that you and your co-workers can guard against asbestos exposure. Let's review; 
- Exposure to asbestos can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma and other serious health problems 
- To reduce health risks to employees who work around asbestos containing materials, OSHA has issue specific safety regulation requiring employers to create written asbestos management plan. The OSHA standard also requires employee to be train to recognize asbestos hazards as well as how they can keep themselves and their co-workers safe from these hazards.
- There are several ways from exposure to asbestos including safe work practices and wearing personal protective equipment
This may be a lot to take in but it's important information by understanding the hazards of asbestos and what you can do to avoid them and can reduce your chances of exposure and how to make your workplace a safer place for everyone.

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