Description:MARCOM's "Asbestos Awareness"
Video Program has been created specifically to educate employees about
the dangers of working with materials that may contain Asbestos. In August
of 1994, OSHA issued 29 CFR 1910.1101... "Occupational Exposure to
Asbestos." This regulation requires that all employees who could
come into contact with materials that might contain Asbestos be given
appropriate training on working safely in these situations. Employees
are divided into four classes. Classes I - III are employees whose work
involves "installing" or "disturbing" materials that
might contain Asbestos. However, the largest group of employees covered
by this regulation fall into the Class IV group, which involves employees
that get involved in... "maintenance and custodial activities to
clean up waste and debris containing these type of materials." Since
many materials commonly used in buildings for many years (including ceiling
tiles, vinyl flooring, and wall and pipe insulation) contain Asbestos,
this means that the regulation applies to virtually every custodial, janitorial
and maintenance worker in the country. The Videotape provides the majority
of the information needed to satisfy the training requirements for Class
IV employees under the OSHA regulation.
The Video includes information on hazards of asbestos,
OSHA's asbestos standard, composition and nature of asbestos, types of
materials that may contain asbestos, and where they are encountered, limiting
exposure to asbestos, how to protect yourself when disturbing a material
that may contain asbestos, air monitoring and decontamination, and more.
The Video Program comes with a comprehensive Leader's Guide, reproducible
Scheduling & Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate
and Training Log.