The Building Inspector determines the location and presence of asbestos-containing materials and also assesses the condition of the material. Only an AHERA accredited inspector can sample and inspect material for asbestos. This course meets AHERA training requirements as well as PA DOLI training requirements for Building Inspectors. The course provides an overview of asbestos-containing materials in buildings, the methods to find, categorize and assess their condition and potential for disturbance. The topics covered in detail are the discussion of state and federal regulations, health effects, personal protective equipment, the inspection process, sampling and categorizing the material, recordkeeping, legal liability, and insurance. The last day includes a hands-on training using established inspection methodologies and organization of findings is conducted so the student is exposed to real-world asbestos building inspection protocols. Additionally, annual training requirements are completed for the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards (including fit testing) and the US DOT Triennial rule for individuals who will ship HAZMAT (asbestos).
Note: Qualitative Fit Testing may be provided during these sessions for individuals who are medically cleared and clean-shaven in the area of the facepiece seal. If you would like to be fit tested in this class, you must bring your own respirator. Smoking is prohibited 30 minutes prior to the actual fit tests.
Venue: Mechanicsburg, PA