Asbestos is a natural, fibrous silicate mineral. Exposure has proven extremely dangerous in the past, as microscopic asbestos fibers, when inhaled, can cause certain types of fatal lung disease.
Over the years, we’ve learned that exposure to asbestos is preventable, but without proper worker training, asbestos will continue to claim lives well into the future. Training provided in this course will help you protect your high-risk workforce from this notorious airborne health hazard.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should have a better understanding of how to:
Identify workplace conditions that could result in exposure to asbestos
Identify health effects associated with asbestos exposure, including the relationship between smoking and exposure to asbestos in the development of lung disease
Identify the control measures and appropriate actions to minimize the possibility of being exposed to or inhaling asbestos fibers
Identify your rights and responsibilities when working with materials containing asbestos