Event Phone: (334) 632-1186
Audience: Maintenance, Trades and Custodial Staff
Background: While most asbestos response actions must be completed by certified asbestos abatement firms using accredited personnel, certain small-scale, short-duration (SSSD) projects and maintenance activities* may be completed by trained in-house personnel provided they follow certain safety precautions for workers and building occupants.
*This work includes removal or disturbance of material that would fit into a single glove bag (for removal of pipe insulation) or a single prefabricated mini-enclosure (for repairs to small amounts of friable asbestos-containing material only if they are required in the performance of maintenance activities that are not intended solely to be asbestos abatement actions).
Training Opportunity: Pennoni will offer a 16-hour Asbestos O&M Course from February 16-17, 2023. The course is designed for school and facility personnel to complete various typical small-scale maintenance projects, such as pipe insulation repair and removal, flooring removal, core drilling, and responding to emergency situations involving asbestos. Course topics include background on asbestos; health effects; asbestos regulations; worker safety, including respiratory and personal protection; asbestos control technologies, equipment and procedures; visual assessments; and engineering and work practice controls.
Note: Respirator 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.
IMPORTANT! Registration for this event closes 1 ½ days (business days – not including weekends) prior to the start date and time (EST).
Venue: Scranton, PA