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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.
DHS 159.30(2)(e) (e) OSHA air sampling requirements.
DHS 159.30(2)(f) (f) 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.
DHS 159.30(2)(g) (g) Quality assurance
DHS 159.30(2)(h) (h) Hands-on skills training and practice in the following:
DHS 159.30(2)(h)1. 1. Air sampling equipment selection and set-up for area and personal air monitoring.
DHS 159.30(2)(h)2. 2. Calibration of air monitoring equipment including primary and secondary standards.
DHS 159.30(2)(h)3. 3. Determining number, locations and length of time for sampling.
DHS 159.30(2)(h)4. 4. Completing a chain of custody form for air samples.
DHS 159.30(2)(h)5. 5. Interpreting personal, area and clearance air sampling results.
DHS 159.30(3) (3)Abatement project work practices. State-of-the-art work practices for asbestos abatement projects, including all of the following:
DHS 159.30(3)(a) (a) Assessment of the work area, including:
DHS 159.30(3)(a)1. 1. Site preparation considerations.
DHS 159.30(3)(a)2. 2. Conducting a negative exposure assessment.
DHS 159.30(3)(a)3. 3. Considerations for areas adjacent to the regulated asbestos work.
DHS 159.30(3)(a)4. 4. Occupant protection considerations for work in occupied building.
DHS 159.30(3)(b) (b) Supervisor responsibilities for isolating the work area, preparation and set-up, including:
DHS 159.30(3)(b)1. 1. Proper construction and maintenance of regulated area.
DHS 159.30(3)(b)2. 2. Positioning of warning signs.
DHS 159.30(3)(b)3. 3. Sealing openings to the building.
DHS 159.30(3)(b)4. 4. Worker personal protective equipment and other worksite safety preparations.
DHS 159.30(3)(c) (c) Supervisor responsibilities for proper abatement work techniques to minimize fiber release, including:
DHS 159.30(3)(c)1. 1. Use of wet methods.
DHS 159.30(3)(c)2. 2. Use of HEPA vacuums.
DHS 159.30(3)(c)3. 3. Proper use of power equipment and other tools.
DHS 159.30(3)(c)4. 4. Work practices for removal, enclosure and repair of asbestos-containing material.
DHS 159.30(3)(c)5. 5. Recommended and prohibited work practices.
DHS 159.30(3)(c)6. 6. Controlling for possible impact of roofing and siding activities on interior asbestos-containing materials.
DHS 159.30(3)(d) (d) Supervisor responsibilities for proper worksite cleanup, waste handling and decontamination, including:
DHS 159.30(3)(d)1. 1. Proper clean-up procedures.
DHS 159.30(3)(d)2. 2. Use of HEPA vacuums.
DHS 159.30(3)(d)3. 3. Waste handling procedures, including systems for lowering roofing and siding materials to minimize breakage.
DHS 159.30(3)(d)4. 4. Transport and disposal procedures.
DHS 159.30(3)(d)5. 5. Decontamination procedures, including proper doffing of personal protective clothing and respirators in decontamination units.
DHS 159.30(3)(e) (e) Other asbestos worksite issues, including:
DHS 159.30(3)(e)1. 1. Emergency procedures for sudden releases.
DHS 159.30(3)(e)2. 2. Potential exposure situations on the job.
DHS 159.30(3)(f) (f) Hands-on skills training and practice in the following:
DHS 159.30(3)(f)1. 1. Completing project notification form.
DHS 159.30(3)(f)2. 2. Completing occupant protection plans.
DHS 159.30(3)(f)3. 3. Completing waste handling and disposal paperwork.
DHS 159.30(4) (4)Insurance and liability. Insurance, bonding, legal liabilities and defenses, including all of the following:
DHS 159.30(4)(a) (a) Contractor issues regarding liability, including tort, regulatory and contractual.
DHS 159.30(4)(b) (b) Third-party liabilities and defenses.
DHS 159.30(4)(c) (c) Worker's compensation coverage and exclusions.
DHS 159.30(4)(d) (d) 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.
DHS 159.30(4)(e) (e) Bonding and the relationship between insurance availability and bond availability.
DHS 159.30(5) (5)Record keeping and project forms. Records, forms and documentation, including all of the following:
DHS 159.30(5)(a) (a) Records required by federal, state and local regulations.
DHS 159.30(5)(b) (b) Project notification, project logs and occupant protection plans for asbestos abatement activities.
DHS 159.30(5)(c) (c) Records recommended for legal and insurance purposes.
DHS 159.30(5)(d) (d) Hands-on skills training and practice for completing asbestos abatement project notification forms and occupant protection plans.
DHS 159.30(6) (6)Supervising asbestos activities. Activities addressed shall include all of the following:
DHS 159.30(6)(a) (a) Enforcing and reinforcing required work practices and discouraging unsafe work practices.
DHS 159.30(6)(b) (b) Exterior supervisor responsibility to determine if ACM or suspect ACM is friable.
DHS 159.30(6)(c) (c) 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.
DHS 159.30(6)(d) (d) Supervisor responsibility for emergency planning.
DHS 159.30(6)(e) (e) Use of supervisory authority under this chapter, including stopping jobs.
DHS 159.30(6)(f) (f) Ensuring each employee on the jobsite is appropriately certified.
DHS 159.30(6)(g) (g) Considerations when coordinating with other contractors on site.
DHS 159.30(7) (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.
DHS 159.31 DHS 159.31 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:
DHS 159.31(1) (1)Asbestos characteristics. Physical characteristics of asbestos, including all of the following:
DHS 159.31(1)(a) (a) Identification of asbestos.
DHS 159.31(1)(b) (b) Aerodynamic characteristics.
DHS 159.31(1)(c) (c) Typical uses of asbestos-containing materials.
DHS 159.31(1)(d) (d) Physical appearance.
DHS 159.31(1)(e) (e) Overview of abatement control options.
DHS 159.31(2) (2)Health effects. Potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, including all of the following:
DHS 159.31(2)(a) (a) The nature of asbestos-related diseases.
DHS 159.31(2)(b) (b) Routes of exposure.
DHS 159.31(2)(c) (c) Dose-response relationship and the lack of a safe exposure level.
DHS 159.31(2)(d) (d) Synergistic effect between cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure.
DHS 159.31(2)(e) (e) Latency periods for asbestos-related diseases.
DHS 159.31(2)(f) (f) Relationship of asbestos exposure to asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and cancers of other organs.
DHS 159.31(3) (3)Personal protective equipment. The use of personal protective equipment, including all of the following:
DHS 159.31(3)(a) (a) Classes and characteristics of respirators, including respirator protection factors.
DHS 159.31(3)(b) (b) Limitations of respirators.
DHS 159.31(3)(c) (c) Proper respirator selection, inspection, donning, use, maintenance, and storage procedures.
DHS 159.31(3)(d) (d) Selection of cartridges.
DHS 159.31(3)(e) (e) Methods for field testing of the facepiece-to-face seal, including positive and negative pressure fit checks.
DHS 159.31(3)(f) (f) Qualitative and quantitative fit testing procedures.
DHS 159.31(3)(g) (g) Variability between field and laboratory protection and factors that alter respirator fit, such as facial hair.
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