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Online Asbestos Awareness Training Course & Certification

Course Overview

Introduction to Asbestos Awareness is an online training course that was specifically created to address OSHA’s asbestos training requirements under regulation 29 CFR 1910.1101. Topics covered include: asbestos-containing materials, wet methods for cleaning asbestos, PPE necessary for asbestos cleaning, and more.

Course Highlights

  • This course is 100% OSHA compliant.
  • Printable certificate and wallet card are issued instantly upon course completion.
  • This course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.


Can I purchase this course for multiple employees?

Absolutely, simply type in the number of users on the right hand side of this page before clicking the 'Add to Cart' button. We do offer volume discounts as well.

How much time is given to complete the course?

There is no time limit. Students can also leave the course and re-enter it at their convenience, all course progress is tracked on our secure servers.

Who is required to take this course?

Per OSHA regulations, all employees that may be exposed to asbestos as part of their job duties should be trained on asbestos awareness.

Can I take the course on my tablet or phone?

Yes! Our online training platform is compatible with IOS and Android phones and tablets.

When does the course certificate and wallet card expire?

One year from the date of course completion.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify areas where Asbestos may be present.
  • Properly inspect these areas for asbestos pursuant to OSHA guidelines.
  • When to disturb ACMs and how to do so safely.
  • Use decontamination procedures in line with OSHA recommendations after coming in contact with ACMS.
  • Understand proper steps to prevent contamination.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • An overview of asbestos, the “silent killer” that affects many custodians, maintenance workers, and engineering staff members.
    • OSHA’s Asbestos standards and your facility’s Asbestos Management Plan.
    • Information on Asbestos and the special qualities of the material as well as the dangers.
  • Asbestos Exposure
    • Limiting Asbestos exposure to Asbestos-Containing Materials.
    • The most common use of Asbestos as “Thermal System Insulation” in boilers, ductwork, heating systems, and more.
    • Floor and ceiling types that often contain Asbestos.
    • Proper warning signs that should be posted over the locations of ACMs.
    • Restricted areas and how to enter them safely.
    • Friable materials that can crumble easily releasing Asbestos fibers.
    • Warning signs of Asbestos that can be obvious and those that are harder to notice, such as water stains on tiles.
    • Periodic inspections of ACMs and good recordkeeping practices.
    • What to do if you realize there has been an exposure to Asbestos.
    • The Personal Protective Equipment necessary for handling ACMs.
    • Professionals that can construct a permanent solution to a damaged area containing Asbestos.
    • OSHA’s guidelines for the disturbance of materials containing Asbestos.
    • Using Wet Methods to work with floors that contain Asbestos.
    • Additional equipment to use when cleaning Asbestos, such as a HEPA Vacuum.