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Asbestos Awareness Workshop

Category: Health and Safety

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Prerequisites:

None

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Course Materials:

Asbestos Glossary
Asbestos Workshop Final Agenda

Course Description:

This workshop will provide U.S. EPA Region 1 On-Scene Coordinators, Remedial Project Managers, and other support personnel an overview of the practices and procedures for asbestos sites.  It is designed for personnel who need to address asbestos during site assessment and cleanup activities.  The workshop will emphasize asbestos considerations during an emergency response or removal action, including sites with improper disposal of asbestos containing materials, sites with vermiculite, and sites with naturally occurring asbestos.  The workshop will also discuss challenges in addressing asbestos contamination and recommendations for characterizing and cleaning up sites.

Topics covered include:

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">         Basics of asbestos

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">         The regulatory framework

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">         Hazards and health risks

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">         Sampling and analysis

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">         Decontamination

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">         Transportation and disposal

·<span style="font:7.0pt " times="" new="" roman""="">         Asbestos resources

Instructional methods include a combination of lectures, case studies, and group discussions.

THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

EPA travelers: It is not anticipated that this course will require a 5170.  Please use your organization's generic exempt conference budget code in your TA for this course.