Contractor/Supervisor Initial Training
Contractor/Supervisor Course. The contractor/supervisor course consists of five days of training. Persons seeking to be licensed as an asbestos abatement contractor, asbestos abatement supervisor, project manager, or operations and maintenance (O&M) (restricted) contractor/supervisor or accredited as an asbestos abatement contractor or supervisor, shall successfully complete the contractor/supervisor training course. The course may be substituted for the asbestos abatement worker course; this substitution also applies to annual refresher training. This training shall include a written examination of 100 multiple-choice questions. Each trainee must score at least 70% correct on this written exam to successfully complete the course. The course addresses: (1) physical characteristics of asbestos and asbestos-containing building material (ACBM); (2) potential health effects related to asbestos exposure; (3) employee personal protective equipment; (4) state-of-the-art work practices; (5) personal hygiene; (6) additional safety hazards; (7) medical monitoring; (8) air monitoring; (9) relevant federal, state, and local regulatory requirements; (10) establishment of respiratory protection programs and medical surveillance programs; (11) 14 hours of hands-on training, including work area preparation, decontamination chamber construction, cleaning and disposal, and respirator fit testing and maintenance; (12) insurance and liability issues; (13) recordkeeping for asbestos abatement projects; (14) supervisory techniques for asbestos abatement activities; (15) contract specifications; and (16) course review and manual.