(2) Health effects.
Potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, including all of the following:
Dose-response relationship and lack of a safe exposure level.
Synergistic effect between cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure.
Relationship of asbestos exposure to asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and cancers of other organs.
(3) Personal protective equipment.
The use of personal protective equipment, including all of the following:
Classes and characteristics of respirators, including respirator protection factors.
Proper respirator selection, inspection, donning, use, maintenance, and storage procedures.
Methods for field testing of the face piece-to-face seal, including positive and negative pressure fit checks.
Variability between field and laboratory protection and factors that alter respirator fit, such as facial hair.
Components of a proper respiratory protection program and employer responsibilities.
Selection and use of disposable and non-disposable personal protective clothing.
Inspecting, disassembling, cleaning and assembling half-face respirators.
(4) Medical monitoring.
Medical monitoring, including worker protection requirements under OSHA and EPA for physical examinations, pulmonary function test, chest e-rays and medical history for each employee.
(5) Exterior abatement work practices.
State-of-the-art work practices for exterior abatement projects, including all of the following:
Work practices for removal, enclosure and repair of asbestos-containing material.
Controlling for possible impact of roofing and siding activities on interior asbestos-containing materials.
Proper waste handling and disposal, including systems for lowering roofing and siding materials to minimize breakage.
(6) Personal hygiene.
Personal hygiene, including all of the following:
Avoidance of eating, drinking, smoking, and chewing gum or tobacco in the work area.
(7) Other safety hazards.
Additional safety hazards encountered during abatement activities and how to deal with them including all of the following:
(8) Asbestos regulations.
Asbestos-related regulations for workers, including all of the following:
Overview of federal and state government agencies that regulate asbestos removal.
Overview of EPA national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants under 40 CFR 61
subparts A, general provisions, and M, national emissions standards for asbestos.
Overview of current state asbestos-related regulations of the department of safety and professional services under ch. SPS 332
, department of natural resources under ch. NR 447
, and this chapter, including asbestos training and certification requirements, procedures for submitting an application for certification, required fees, and provisional certification.
DHS 159.29 History
History: CR 08-036
: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638
, eff. 5-1-09; correction in (8) (e) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6.
, Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673
Curriculum requirements for exterior asbestos supervisor initial course.
The initial training course for the exterior asbestos supervisor discipline shall be one training day in length. Course instruction shall include: lecture, supplemented with audiovisual materials, and learning exercises and activities; at least 3 hours of hands-on skills training and practice; course review with time to answer questions; a written course test that meets the requirements under s. DHS 159.22 (16)
; and time to assist students to complete the department application for certification. Instruction for the exterior asbestos supervisor initial training course shall address all of the following topics:
(1) Bulk sampling.
Bulk sampling of non-friable exterior suspect asbestos-containing materials, including all of the following:
Techniques to ensure sampling in a randomly distributed manner for other than friable surfacing materials.
Sample analysis recommended by EPA be performed by laboratories accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).
Determining proper number of samples to take and locations for taking bulk samples.
Taking samples using a variety of tools on non-asbestos containing material.
(2) Air monitoring.
Air sampling for airborne asbestos fibers, including all of the following:
Sampling equipment including high volume and low volume sampling pumps.
Sampling media, including types of filter and cassettes, cassette orientation, storage, and shipment.
Calibration techniques and frequency of calibration including record keeping and field work documentation and calculations.
Phase contrast microscopy air sampling and its limitations including cassette overloading and inability to identify asbestos structures.