Asbestos Worker Initial
Abatement Worker Course. The worker training course consists of four days of training. Persons seeking registration or accreditation as asbestos abatement workers shall successfully complete the course. Successful completion of the contractor/supervisor training course shall also be acceptable as qualification for asbestos worker applicants. The worker training course shall include a written examination consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. Successful completion of the course shall be demonstrated by achieving a score of at least 70% correct on the written examination. The course shall adequately address: (1) physical characteristics of asbestos and 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 protective 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; and (12) course review and manual.