Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Initial

This course satisfies OSHA, WISHA, and EPA requirements for Class III work practices.
This two day class is for maintenance and contractor personnel who may disturb small amounts of asbestos containing materials as part of performing routine maintenance activities. Asbestos Awareness course information is covered, as well as how to clean up asbestos spills; repair damaged asbestos-containing materials; PPE fit-testing protocols; set up mini-enclosures, glove bags, and regulated areas; personal decontamination procedures; air monitoring, and perform contractor work in areas with friable asbestos-containing materials present.

This training is in accordance with WAC 296-62-07722(4)(b)(ii); 1926.1101(k)(9)(v) for Class III Work Practices.

We do include both the OSHA and WA State regulations in the training course.

A 16-hour Asbestos Operations and Maintenance trained employee can remove ACMs; the work method is actually not called “removal” rather “repair” yet material is actually being removed. Class III asbestos work is repair/maintenance operations of ACM materials but employees will not “remove it” as described in the regulations (WAC 296-62-077) (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101).

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101: Maintenance-related removal is classified as Class III asbestos work as long as it can be contained in a single waste bag or glove bag & amounts not to exceed 60 inches by 60 inches (found in the definition of “disturbance”).

WAC 296-62-07722: Washington State has strict requirements when it comes to Class III work. Only certified asbestos workers may conduct all Class III asbestos work that is considered an asbestos project. The following asbestos work is considered an asbestos project:
- Work involving more than 3 square feet or 3 linear feet of asbestos containing materials.
- All Class III/IV asbestos work where one square foot or more of asbestos containing materials that do not stay intact (has not crumbled, been pulverized, has no relevant components removed or destroyed, or otherwise deteriorated);
- or All Class III asbestos work with pipe insulation.

In the state of Washington if ACM removal amounts are less than 3 square feet or 3 linear feet, and material is intact, and material is not pipe insulation; it is considered Class III asbestos work and employees must have at least the 16-hour Asbestos Operations and Maintenance training to conduct the work.

We will provide free quantitative fit testing for students who are enrolled in the class. Students need to bring a North or 3M respirator with them to class (any other brand of respirator will require an adapter to be provided by the student) along with a current medical approval to wear a respirator to class. According to 29 CFR 1910.134, the test shall not be conducted if there is any hair growth between the skin and the facepiece sealing surface, such as stubble beard growth, beard, mustache or sideburns which cross the respirator sealing surface.

*The Asbestos 16-Hour Operations & Maintenance Training classes are exclusively offered as a client request customized class at this time. Please contact us for specific costs for teaching this class at your facility. The costs for this training class ranges based on the client’s location and is for as many participants as you like that can safely fit into a training room.

This class is 16 hours long and costs $345.

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