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.
Sampling strategies, types of air samples (personal breathing zone versus fixed-station area) sampling locations and number of samples to be collected, minimum and maximum air volumes.
Air sampling equipment selection and set-up for area and personal air monitoring.
Calibration of air monitoring equipment including primary and secondary standards.
(3) Abatement project work practices.
State-of-the-art work practices for asbestos abatement projects, including all of the following:
Supervisor responsibilities for isolating the work area, preparation and set-up, including:
Worker personal protective equipment and other worksite safety preparations.
Supervisor responsibilities for proper abatement work techniques to minimize fiber release, including:
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.
Supervisor responsibilities for proper worksite cleanup, waste handling and decontamination, including:
Waste handling procedures, including systems for lowering roofing and siding materials to minimize breakage.
Decontamination procedures, including proper doffing of personal protective clothing and respirators in decontamination units.
(4) Insurance and liability.
Insurance, bonding, legal liabilities and defenses, including all of the following:
Contractor issues regarding liability, including tort, regulatory and contractual.
Insurance coverage and exclusions, including claims-made and occurrence policies, comprehensive general liability policies, environmental and pollution liability policy coverage and exclusions, liability insurance requirements, and hold harmless clauses.
Bonding and the relationship between insurance availability and bond availability.
(5) Record keeping and project forms.
Records, forms and documentation, including all of the following:
Project notification, project logs and occupant protection plans for asbestos abatement activities.
Hands-on skills training and practice for completing asbestos abatement project notification forms and occupant protection plans.
(6) Supervising asbestos activities.
Activities addressed shall include all of the following:
Enforcing and reinforcing required work practices and discouraging unsafe work practices.
Exterior supervisor responsibility to determine if ACM or suspect ACM is friable.
Exterior supervisor responsibility and authority to shut down a project to bring in a certified asbestos company if ACM or suspect ACM, which is being disturbed or removed, becomes, or is found to be, friable.
Use of supervisory authority under this chapter, including stopping jobs.
Ensuring each employee on the jobsite is appropriately certified.
Considerations when coordinating with other contractors on site.
(7) Contract specifications.
Discussions of essential elements that may be included in contract specifications for exterior asbestos abatement projects.
DHS 159.30 History
History: CR 08-036
: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638
, eff. 5-1-09.
Curriculum requirements for asbestos worker initial course.
The initial training course for the asbestos worker discipline shall be 4 training days in length. Course instruction shall include lecture supplemented by audiovisual materials, learning exercises and activities; at least 14 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. Course instruction for the asbestos worker initial training course shall address all of the following:
(1) Asbestos characteristics.
Physical characteristics of asbestos, including all of the following:
(2) Health effects.
Potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, including all of the following:
Dose-response relationship and the 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.