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DHS 159.29(2) (2)Health effects. Potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, including all of the following:
DHS 159.29(2)(a) (a) The nature of asbestos-related diseases.
DHS 159.29(2)(b) (b) Dose-response relationship and lack of a safe exposure level.
DHS 159.29(2)(c) (c) Synergistic effect between cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure.
DHS 159.29(2)(d) (d) Routes of exposure.
DHS 159.29(2)(e) (e) Latency period of asbestos-related diseases.
DHS 159.29(2)(f) (f) Relationship of asbestos exposure to asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and cancers of other organs.
DHS 159.29(3) (3)Personal protective equipment. The use of personal protective equipment, including all of the following:
DHS 159.29(3)(a) (a) Classes and characteristics of respirators, including respirator protection factors.
DHS 159.29(3)(b) (b) Limitations of respirators.
DHS 159.29(3)(c) (c) Proper respirator selection, inspection, donning, use, maintenance, and storage procedures.
DHS 159.29(3)(d) (d) Selection of cartridges.
DHS 159.29(3)(e) (e) Methods for field testing of the face piece-to-face seal, including positive and negative pressure fit checks.
DHS 159.29(3)(f) (f) Qualitative and quantitative fit testing procedures.
DHS 159.29(3)(g) (g) Variability between field and laboratory protection and factors that alter respirator fit, such as facial hair.
DHS 159.29(3)(h) (h) Components of a proper respiratory protection program and employer responsibilities.
DHS 159.29(3)(i) (i) Selection and use of disposable and non-disposable personal protective clothing.
DHS 159.29(3)(j) (j) Regulations covering personal protective equipment.
DHS 159.29(3)(k) (k) A demonstration of donning, fit checking and fit testing.
DHS 159.29(3)(L) (L) Hands-on skills training and practice in the following:
DHS 159.29(3)(L)1. 1. Selecting proper respirators and cartridges.
DHS 159.29(3)(L)2. 2. Inspecting, disassembling, cleaning and assembling half-face respirators.
DHS 159.29(3)(L)3. 3. Donning and doffing personal protective clothing.
DHS 159.29(4) (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.
DHS 159.29(5) (5)Exterior abatement work practices. State-of-the-art work practices for exterior abatement projects, including all of the following:
DHS 159.29(5)(a) (a) Proper construction and maintenance of regulated areas.
DHS 159.29(5)(b) (b) Positioning of warning signs.
DHS 159.29(5)(c) (c) Sealing openings to the building.
DHS 159.29(5)(d) (d) Proper working techniques for minimizing fiber release.
DHS 159.29(5)(e) (e) Use of wet methods.
DHS 159.29(5)(f) (f) Use of HEPA vacuums.
DHS 159.29(5)(g) (g) Proper clean-up and disposal procedures.
DHS 159.29(5)(h) (h) Work practices for removal, enclosure and repair of asbestos-containing material.
DHS 159.29(5)(i) (i) Emergency procedures for sudden releases.
DHS 159.29(5)(j) (j) Potential exposure issues.
DHS 159.29(5)(k) (k) Transport and disposal procedures.
DHS 159.29(5)(L) (L) Recommended and prohibited work practices.
DHS 159.29(5)(m) (m) Controlling for possible impact of roofing and siding activities on interior asbestos-containing materials.
DHS 159.29(5)(n) (n) Proper use of power equipment and other tools.
DHS 159.29(5)(o) (o) Proper waste handling and disposal, including systems for lowering roofing and siding materials to minimize breakage.
DHS 159.29(5)(p) (p) Decontamination requirements.
DHS 159.29(5)(q) (q) Hands-on skills training and practice in the following:
DHS 159.29(5)(q)1. 1. Establishing regulated areas.
DHS 159.29(5)(q)2. 2. Positioning warning signs.
DHS 159.29(5)(q)3. 3. Selecting proper tools.
DHS 159.29(5)(q)4. 4. Using wet methods.
DHS 159.29(5)(q)5. 5. Proper use of HEPA vacuums.
DHS 159.29(5)(q)6. 6. Waste handling and disposal.
DHS 159.29(5)(q)7. 7. Decontamination of tools and person.
DHS 159.29(6) (6)Personal hygiene. Personal hygiene, including all of the following:
DHS 159.29(6)(a) (a) Entry and exit procedures for the work area.
DHS 159.29(6)(b) (b) Proper use of decontamination.
DHS 159.29(6)(c) (c) Avoidance of eating, drinking, smoking, and chewing gum or tobacco in the work area.
DHS 159.29(6)(d) (d) Potential exposures, such as family exposure.
DHS 159.29(7) (7)Other safety hazards. Additional safety hazards encountered during abatement activities and how to deal with them including all of the following:
DHS 159.29(7)(a) (a) Electrical hazards.
DHS 159.29(7)(b) (b) Heat stress.
DHS 159.29(7)(c) (c) Fire and explosion hazards.
DHS 159.29(7)(d) (d) Scaffold and ladder hazards.
DHS 159.29(7)(e) (e) Slips, trips, and falls.
DHS 159.29(8) (8)Asbestos regulations. Asbestos-related regulations for workers, including all of the following:
DHS 159.29(8)(a) (a) Overview of federal and state government agencies that regulate asbestos removal.
DHS 159.29(8)(b) (b) 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.
DHS 159.29(8)(c) (c) OSHA regulations for worker protection under 29 CFR 1926.1101, asbestos construction standard, 29 CFR 1926.59, hazard communication standard, and 29 CFR 1910.134, respiratory protection standard.
DHS 159.29(8)(d) (d) The OSHA roofing settlement agreement.
DHS 159.29(8)(e) (e) 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., 7., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673.
DHS 159.30 DHS 159.30 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:
DHS 159.30(1) (1)Bulk sampling. Bulk sampling of non-friable exterior suspect asbestos-containing materials, including all of the following:
DHS 159.30(1)(a) (a) Understanding roofing and siding systems.
DHS 159.30(1)(b) (b) Techniques to ensure sampling in a randomly distributed manner for other than friable surfacing materials.
DHS 159.30(1)(c) (c) Techniques for bulk sampling.
DHS 159.30(1)(d) (d) Sampling and repair equipment.
DHS 159.30(1)(e) (e) Patching or repair of damage from sampling.
DHS 159.30(1)(f) (f) Discussion of polarized light microscopy.
DHS 159.30(1)(g) (g) Choosing an accredited laboratory to analyze bulk samples.
DHS 159.30(1)(h) (h) Quality control and quality assurance procedures.
DHS 159.30(1)(i) (i) 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).
DHS 159.30(1)(j) (j) Hands-on instruction in all of the following:
DHS 159.30(1)(j)1. 1. Determining homogeneous areas.
DHS 159.30(1)(j)2. 2. Determining proper number of samples to take and locations for taking bulk samples.
DHS 159.30(1)(j)3. 3. Sampling methods for non-friable materials.
DHS 159.30(1)(j)4. 4. Taking samples using a variety of tools on non-asbestos containing material.
DHS 159.30(1)(j)5. 5. Repairing damage after taking samples.
DHS 159.30(2) (2)Air monitoring. Air sampling for airborne asbestos fibers, including all of the following:
DHS 159.30(2)(a) (a) Sampling equipment including high volume and low volume sampling pumps.
DHS 159.30(2)(b) (b) Sampling media, including types of filter and cassettes, cassette orientation, storage, and shipment.
DHS 159.30(2)(c) (c) Calibration techniques and frequency of calibration including record keeping and field work documentation and calculations.
DHS 159.30(2)(d) (d) Phase contrast microscopy air sampling and its limitations including cassette overloading and inability to identify asbestos structures.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.