General Hazmat Awareness: Asbestos, Lead, Silica

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Date(s) - 03/16/2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

HMS Bakersfield

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This course is designed for construction and maintenance workers, managers, contractors, architects, and others who are not performing abatement work, but whose work may expose them to lead, asbestos, silica, or other hazardous materials. It combines Lead Action Level, Asbestos Awareness, and Silica training required by regulation for workers who face potential exposures, and provides additional information that is useful in reducing employers’ hazardous material liability. 

Topics include: 

  •  The new Silica rule, including a Generic Silica Handling Policy that can be adapted to your specific organization. Drywall, ceiling tiles, paint, concrete, plaster and stucco are just some of the materials that contain silica.
  • Concerns about asbestos, lead and silica in maintenance and construction.
  • Asbestos Regulatory Agencies—EPA (AHERA and NESHAPS), Cal/OSHA, APCDs, others
  • Lead Regulatory Agencies—EPA, Cal/OSHA, CDPH, HUD, others
  • Silica Regulatory Agency—Cal/OSHA
  • The 100 square foot rule for asbestos and why it doesn’t apply to you, nor just about anyone else that isn’t an abatement contractor.
  • The 100 square foot rule for lead and why it applies to you and everyone else whether they are an abatement contractor or not.
  • Project coordination issues and why asbestos abatement and lead remediation are not the same as other construction activities.
  • What to do when you’re given an asbestos inspection report and why you should be interested in more than just asbestos.
  • The requirement to assume everything contains asbestos and lead, unless proven otherwise.
  • Why “patch back to match” and “demo sufficient to install new…” requirements cause problems and create change orders on projects.
  • Lead regulations, the health effects of lead, respiratory and personal protection practices, and specific work techniques that reduce exposure to lead.
  • Other concerns including dealing with mold.


For specific course details, please contact Kathy Watts at our Bakersfield office: (661) 735-7779. Register by March 9, 2018 to ensure that we have enough participants to hold the class. 

8-hour General Hazmat Awareness and Lead Action Level $120

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