Asbestos training courses

Certification Courses for Federal, State and City Compliance

 

 

You can register using our Registration Form

Please contact us via email training.ehs@bsigroup.com or at 1-212-290-6323 if you don't see a course you need on our Training Calendar.

For 10 people or more, we will schedule a custom class. Discounts are available for multiple courses and groups.

 


 

2-Hour Asbestos Awareness - for Workers

Our Asbestos Awareness courses are custom designed to address Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) in your buildings, as per US EPA, OSHA, NYS and NYC DEP regulations. The required annual two-hour Awareness Training will discuss recognizing damaged and deteriorated ACM. This course also requires that employees be made aware of the locations and quantities of asbestos materials in the building and the Asbestos Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Program for the facility.

 

 Course Total Fee: $175.00

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8-Hour Asbestos Awareness - for Managers and Safety Professionals

This training is for managers and safety professionals involved in oversight of tasks where ACM may be accidentally disturbed. Awareness Training is in accordance with OSHA general industry (29 CFR § 1910.1001) and construction industry (29 CFR § 1926.1101) standards and may include such topics as:

  • Background information on asbestos
  • Health effects of asbestos
  • Worker protection programs
  • Locations of ACM and Presumed Asbestos-Containing Material (PACM) in the building/facility
  • Recognition of ACM and PACM damage and deterioration
  • The O&M program for that building/facility
  • Proper response to fiber release episodes.

At the end of this class, you will receive an Asbestos Awareness certificate of completion.

Annual refreshers are required to maintain certification.

 

 Course Total Fee: $250.00

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Asbestos Competent Person

Asbestos Competent Person Training Requirements:

Competent Person has to have the ability to perform stated duties outlined by OSHA 29CFR 1926 definition "competent person". In addition, Competent Person has to have the authority to take the necessary actions, including stop work authorization, correct hazardous conditions or activities identified under their work/contract scope and limited to work under their care, custody and control in applicable areas of OSHA 29CFR Part 1926 with Amendments as of January 2011.

For OSHA Asbestos Classes I and II, the competent person must be trained in all aspects of asbestos removal and handling. The training must be obtained in a comprehensive course for supervisors and must meet the criteria of the EPA Model Accreditation Plan - 40-hr Contractor/Supervisor Initial course.

For OSHA Asbestos Classes III and IV training must include the successful completion of a 16-hr asbestos Operation and Maintenance course.

 

 Course Total Fee: $625.00

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Operations and Maintenance (O&M)

This program is for operations and maintenance (O and M) workers who work on minor asbestos projects but do not work on small asbestos projects or large asbestos projects. It is intended for all operations and maintenance staff of an employer who perform minor asbestos projects on the premises of that employer.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $375.00

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Operations and Maintenance (O&M)—Refresher

Annual 4-hour class required to maintain O&M certification.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $150.00

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Asbestos Restricted Handler/Allied Trades

2-day course for Restricted Handler/Allied Trades accreditation.

Restricted Asbestos Handlers are individuals involved in the construction of the containment barriers of a work area (e.g., carpenters), or who otherwise enter the contained work area for a limited period of time to perform certain specialized tasks in preparation for, or ancillary to, the actual abatement (e.g., electricians); and for whom asbestos handler certification would otherwise be required. This certification does not permit individuals to perform abatement handling of ACM. This program is for workers who prepare or otherwise enter a contained asbestos project work area for a limited time in performing certain specialized tasks in preparation of, or ancillary to, the actual asbestos abatement.

At the end of this class, you will receive state certification for Asbestos Restricted Handler/Allied Trades. Upon completion of this DOH course, you will be able to apply for NYC DEP Asbestos Restricted Handler License.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $375.00

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Asbestos Restricted Handler/Allied Trades—Refresher

Annual 4-hour course required to maintain Restricted Handler/Allied Trades accreditation.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $150.00

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Asbestos Inspector

This Asbestos Inspector training course accredits individuals to assess the condition of asbestos material and report the results. Any person who performs the tasks involved in the asbestos survey, identification and assessment of the condition of asbestos and asbestos material, or who is involved in the collection of bulk samples of asbestos material for laboratory analysis, needs this training. This workshop prepares you to immediately apply your knowledge to the field, with extensive hands-on training and real-world examples from experienced instructors.

Upon successful course completion, you can apply for NYS DOL or other accepting state Certification, NYC DEP Certified Asbestos Investigator license as applicable.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $425.00

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Asbestos Inspector—Refresher

Annual 4-hour course required to maintain Inspector accreditation.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $150.00

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Asbestos Management Planner

This program is for those responsible for using data gathered by inspectors to assess the asbestos containing materials hazard in buildings, determine appropriate response actions, and develop a schedule for implementing response actions. Management planners must first complete Asbestos Inspector training program.

Upon completion, you will receive a state certification for Asbestos Management Planner.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $525.00

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Asbestos Management Planner—Refresher

Annual 4-hour course required to maintain Management Planner accreditation.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $175.00

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Asbestos Project Designer

This program is for those who as project designers are responsible for determining how asbestos abatement project work should be conducted.

At the end of this class, you will receive a state certification for Asbestos Project Designer.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 Course Total Fee: $575.00

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Asbestos Project Designer—Refresher

Annual 8-hour course required to maintain Project Designer accreditation.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $175.00

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Asbestos Project Monitor/Air Sampling Technician

This training program is for workers who perform environmental asbestos sampling by applying proper techniques and methods in the selection of sites, collection, handling, recording and chain-of-custody procedures in the transport of environmental asbestos samples which fulfill the assessment and monitoring requirements for all pre-abatement, abatement and post-abatement asbestos projects in compliance with existing regulations.

A project monitor serves as the on-site representative of the building owner to oversee asbestos abatement work to insure that work is performed in accordance with specifications and in compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws. They may also perform the vital role of air monitoring for purposes of determining final clearance.

Upon completion, you will receive a state certification for Asbestos Project Monitor / Air Sampling Technician.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $625.00

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Asbestos Project Monitor Air Sampling Technician-Refresher

Annual 8-hour course required to maintain Project Monitor accreditation.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $175.00

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Asbestos Abatement Contractor Supervisor

A contractor may designate a supervisor to serve as his agent for the purposes of the accreditation. Supervisors include those persons who provide supervision and direction to workers engaged in asbestos removal, encapsulation, enclosure, and repair. The asbestos abatement contractors and supervisors program will be presented through lectures and a variety of interactive/participatory learning methods.

Upon completion, you will receive a state certification for Asbestos Abatement Contractor Supervisor and subsequently apply for NYC DEP Asbestos Abatement Contractor Supervisor license.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $625.00

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Asbestos Abatement Contractors and Supervisors—Refresher

Annual 8-hour course required to maintain Supervisor accreditation.

Please be reminded to complete refresher training annually before your DOH-2832 training certificate (white form) expires: 

  • You should do this regardless of when your NYS DOL hardcard expires.
  • You should refresh annually if you are actively working, however in no case can you exceed 2 years between training courses.
  • If you exceed 2 years from the date of your last training course completion date, you are not eligible to refresh and must complete initial training.
  • A valid (non-expired) training certificate is also required by the EPA.

 

 Course Total Fee: $175.00

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NIOSH 582 Equivalency


BSI’s NIOSH 582 Equivalent course (40 hrs) is AIHA-approved. 

Approval by AIHA indicates that NIOSH 582 Equivalent Course meets the standards in terms of the course outline, training materials and reference documents, equipment, and instructor qualifications. The course syllabus, the quizzes, the final examinations and other course material were all reviewed and approved by AIHA. 

Upon successful completion of the NIOSH 582 Equivalent Course a student will have good understanding of the following: 

Basic Asbestos Knowledge 

Asbestos mineralogy, types of asbestos, its physical and chemical properties, and distribution of asbestos on the earth and through the geological times. Health effects of asbestos and potential asbestos risk for different occupations will be addressed as well. 

Current Asbestos Regulations 

Different levels of regulatory bodies, such as NIOSH, EPA, and OSHA will be discussed, and quality control and proficiency programs such as AIHA Proficiency Testing Programs and NVLAP PAT will be introduced. 

Asbestos Sampling 

Types of air filter cassettes, types of respiratory protection, types of pumps, and types of samples will all be discussed. Sampling strategies, including development of sampling strategies, pump placement, number of samples, blanks will be taught. Optimal fiber loading and means to achieve it, sampling device calibrations, including primary and secondary calibration standards, hands-on pump calibration will also be deliberated during classes. 

Sampling calculations methodology, Volume of air sampled, personal exposure limit, time weighted average, and effective filtration area will be concepts taught to the students as well. 

Sample Receiving, Handling and Preparation 

This section of the course will include: sample acceptance and rejection, unique sample identification, proper Chain of Custody, sample preparation techniques, and hands-on sample preparation. 

Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM)

NIOSH 582 Equivalent Course will give students a good understanding of the PCM microscopes, and plenty of time to practice on it. The topics covered include: basics of phase optics, components and function of PCM, microscope alignment including Kohler illumination, phase ring centering, and light intensity adjustment, microscope calibration such as field area determination with Stage micrometer, use of Walton Beckett graticule and HSE/NPL resolution test slide, microscope maintenance and cleaning and basic understanding of what effects resolution, magnification, and image quality 

NIOSH 7400 Method - Analysis and Counting Rules 

NIOSH 7400 is the essence of the NIOSH 582. The topics covered include: overview of the method, A and B counting rules, fiber counting examples: drawings and figures, procedure to count random fields, fiber counting worksheets: what should be recorded, hands-on fiber counting, and basic understanding of other fiber counting/identification methods (PLM, TEM, SEM) 

Results Reporting 

NIOSH 582 Equivalent Course will teach the student how to design and format the reports, including the required and optional items on the reports. For example, the student will understand how to report fiber concentration (f/cc), fiber density (f/mm2), blanks in relation to calculations, and limit of detection. 

NIOSH 7400 Method - Quality Control and Statistics

Topics covered include: introduction to statistics, statistical calculations of the method including standard deviation and relative standard deviation, coefficient of variation and upper and lower control limits, and purpose of quality control, reference slides, recounts, and round robin programs.

 

 Course Total Fee: $975.00

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NIOSH 7400 Enhancement class

This 16 hrs course is designed to help students who have taken NIOSH 582 Equivalent Course prior, and feel need improvement on the slide counting and covers the slide practical part and any areas that help is needed. 

An evaluation exam or set of questions will be given to the students in order to pinpoint the area of the student's knowledge needs of NIOSH 582 training, and an enhancement class designed in accordance. 

 

 Course Total Fee: $400.00

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NOA - Naturally Occurring Asbestos Training

Designed for workers in areas of potential disturbance of Naturally Occurring Asbestos Training (NOA) in accordance with applicable requirements to include the topics: 

 

A) Methods of recognizing asbestos. 

B) The health effects associated with asbestos exposure.

C) The relationship between smoking and asbestos in producing lung cancer. 

D) The nature of operations that could result in exposure to asbestos, the importance of necessary protective controls to minimize exposure including, as applicable, engineering controls, work practices, respirators, housekeeping procedures, hygiene facilities, protective clothing, decontamination procedures, emergency procedures, and waste disposal procedures, and any necessary instruction in the use of these controls and procedures. 

E) The purpose, proper use, fitting instructions, and limitations of respirators as required by 29 CFR 1910.134. 

F) The appropriate work practices for performing the asbestos job. 

G) Medical surveillance program requirements. 

H) The content of the applicable OSHA standards. 

I) Related public health organizations. 

J) The requirements for posting signs and affixing labels and the meaning of the required legends for such signs and labels. 

 

Also, the specific work practices and engineering controls - 29 CFR 1926.1101(k)(9)(iv)(C) - which specifically relate to the category of material being removed, and shall include "hands-on" training in the work practices applicable to each category of NOA material.

 Course Total Fee: $375.00

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