(5) Personal hygiene.
Personal hygiene, including all of the following:
Avoidance of eating, drinking, smoking and chewing gum or tobacco in the work area.
(6) Other safety hazards.
Additional safety hazards encountered during abatement activities and how to deal with them, including all of the following:
(7) Medical monitoring.
Medical monitoring, including worker protection requirements under OSHA and EPA for physical examinations, pulmonary function tests, chest x-rays and medical history for each employee.
(8) Air monitoring.
Air monitoring, including all of the following:
Procedures to determine airborne concentrations of asbestos fibers.
Reasons for personal air monitoring and understanding air monitoring results.
(9) Asbestos regulations.
Asbestos-related regulations for workers, including all of the following:
Overview of federal, state and local government agencies that regulate asbestos removal.
Overview of EPA regulations for asbestos in schools under 40 CFR 763
subpart E and EPA national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants under 40 CFR 61
subparts A and M.
Current state asbestos-related regulations of the department of safety and professional services, department of natural resources, and this chapter, including asbestos training and certification requirements, procedures for submitting an application for certification, required fees, and provisional certification.
DHS 159.31 History
History: CR 08-036
: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638
, eff. 5-1-09; correction in (9) (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6.
, Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673
Curriculum requirements for asbestos supervisor initial course.
The initial training course for the asbestos supervisor discipline shall be 5 training days in length. Course instruction shall include lecture supplemented by audiovisual materials, learning exercises and activities; at least 16 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 supervisor 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.
Proper respirator selection, inspection, donning, use, maintenance, and storage procedures.
Methods for field testing of the facepiece-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) Abatement project work practices.
State-of-the-art work practices for asbestos abatement projects, including all of the following:
Isolating the work area, preparation and set-up, including:
Proper construction and maintenance of barriers, containments, and decontamination enclosure systems.
Proper abatement work techniques to minimize fiber release, including:
Encapsulation, enclosure, and repair of asbestos-containing material.
Proper worksite cleanup, waste handling and decontamination, including:
Proper donning and doffing of personal protective clothing and respirators in decontamination units.