Asbestos Awareness Training

Disprove common myths about asbestos by educating your team on Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) and how to work around them safely. This offers comprehensive asbestos awareness training and describes the most common types of asbestos, the hazards they pose, and safe handling practices. It provides an overview of the history of asbestos use, exposure limits, detection, prevention, and regulation. Additionally, it covers potential long-term health effects such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the physical properties of asbestos
  • State the historical and present uses of asbestos
  • Identify the asbestos exposure risks and understand the health effects
  • Recognize the various types of materials containing asbestos
  • Identify potential asbestos-containing materials in the workplace
  • Define safety measures, including asbestos awareness training, to prevent exposure


Course Level Intermediate
Languages English, Chinese, Spanish
Compatibility Audio, Video
Based on: 29 CFR 1910.1001: Asbestos


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Key Questions

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once frequently used in construction materials and other products.

How can asbestos awareness training help prevent exposure risks?

Asbestos awareness training educates individuals on identifying asbestos-containing materials, understanding the associated health risks, and implementing proper handling procedures to minimize exposure risks effectively.

What health hazards are associated with asbestos exposure?

Dangerous diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other cancers are associated with asbestos exposure. Fatality is possible.

Is all asbestos dangerous?

No. Asbestos is only dangerous when it’s disturbed, allowing small asbestos fibers to become airborne. These are eventually inhaled by people, and this is what poses a health risk.

What's the best way to avoid health hazards associated with asbestos?

Identify materials containing asbestos, do not disturb them, and have them sealed or contained by experts if necessary. You can also have the risks reduced, but make sure to enlist professional help first.

What are some materials that commonly include asbestos?

Roofing shingles, brake linings, clutch pads, putties, caulks, cements, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, wall and ceiling textures commonly include asbestos.

Sample Video Transcript

Asbestos is used in over 3,000 different products, often as an additive because of its fire and heat resistance, durability, flexibility, and low cost. Some of the more common applications include: roofing shingles, brake linings and clutch pads, putties, corks, and cements, insulation for pipes and boilers, wall and ceiling insulation, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, and wall and ceiling texture in older buildings and homes.

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