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Study Asbestos Awareness Training and Avoid Health Problems from Asbestos

Our Asbestos Awareness Online Courses cover all aspects of the material, including its hazards and health effects for those exposed to asbestos on the job. Many people are at risk of contracting Asbestosis and keeping the environment is an utmost concern.

When it comes to building materials, asbestos is by far the most dangerous one. Many people are injured or killed each year due to asbestos exposure which were widely used in building projects.

To prevent Asbestosis, Workers, employers, independent contractors, and duty holders are all covered by the regulations. Under the law, any company that employs people exposed to asbestos must provide adequate information, education, and safety measures. This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos.

What you will learn with our Asbestos Awareness Certificate Online Course

  • Introduction to Asbestos
  • Health Risks
  • Asbestos Safety, Licensing, and Oversight
  • Employer Obligations and the Law

How will the Asbestos Awareness Course be delivered?

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, Tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

  1. Learn the fundamentals of asbestos awareness
  2. Written and developed by leading health experts
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Asbestos Awareness Online Course - Requirements

The Asbestos Awareness Courses are delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Asbestos Awareness Courses
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Asbestos Awareness Online Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Asbestos

In this section, we will look at asbestos as a substance and its different applications. This will include a historical analysis of commercial and domestic applications. This unusual chemical was long recognized as a versatile material before the linked risks of asbestos were discovered. As a result, its impact was not limited to a single area or industry.

Defining Asbestos

Asbestos is a group of six different silicate minerals that are frequently referred to as a single substance. Asbestos is composed of tiny fibres that are easily disrupted by contact, abrasion, or impact. Asbestos has several distinguishing features that have made it such a popular material in manufacturing and building.

Types and Classifications

According to its nature, properties, and shape, asbestos can be described in various ways. Asbestos fibres from serpentine are curled and form sheets. Friable and non-friable asbestos are two different types of asbestos. These distinctions are critical because they can affect worker safety, contamination risk, and legal handling requirements.

Brief History

The earliest indication that asbestos may have significant health consequences dates back further than many people believe. Slaves who dug or handled asbestos often grew ill, according to Pliny the Younger, an ancient Roman scholar. Hundreds of years later, in the 1880s, asbestos mines began to spring up worldwide. Asbestos manufacturing began to rise from South Africa to Russia to meet the demands of industrialization.

Commercial Uses

Asbestos was employed in various applications in the building sector due to its durability and unique qualities. It was a versatile material that could be used in a variety of buildings.

Domestic Uses

As manufacturers embraced asbestos as a fantasy material, ordinary people brought it home in daily items. With asbestos' ability to cover a wide range of needs at a low cost, the possibilities for domestic goods and personal health items were endless.

Key Statistics

Asbestos and its health effects are not limited to a single region of the globe. When considering the threats posed by asbestos, it is vital to consider local, regional, and national history. According to current estimates, asbestos was used to manufacture up to 90% of building materials in Australia. Asbestos-containing cement was ubiquitous.

Module 2: Health Risks

This session will cover the health hazards associated with asbestos exposure and diagnostic tools and treatment options. It will also look into personal risk factors that can raise the chances of having certain illnesses. Asbestos can be found in various areas; this risk can be assessed based on geography, industry, and personal circumstances. Key figures continue to give a clearer picture of the impact of asbestos on Australia and the rest of the world.

Asbestos-Related Conditions

Asbestos exposure has been related to several major health concerns and illnesses. Some cancers, such as lung cancer, might be worse by confident lifestyle choices. Some cancers, such as mesothelioma, are thought to be caused by asbestos exposure.

Routes of Exposure

Asbestos can be ingested in a variety of ways. The route of exposure has a significant impact on the health consequences. The most harmful method is inhalation, which delivers fibres directly into the lungs. Inhalation is especially harmful because most asbestos-related diseases affect the lungs.

Health Monitoring

For example, despite minimal levels of risk, a person who performs an asbestos-related job regularly could have a cumulative effect over time. The temporal factor in the development of asbestos-related disorders is taken into account in the health monitoring criteria. The purpose of health monitoring for eligible workers is to establish a baseline of their personal history and health. These tests must be completed before the start of any asbestos work that requires a license.

Post-Exposure Actions

The National Asbestos Exposure Register allows anyone who has been exposed to asbestos to register the incidence. The database saves all relevant information in case the reporting person develops symptoms of an illness later.

Personal Risk Factors

Individuals will be affected differently by asbestos exposure, depending on their backgrounds. When two persons are exposed to the same amount of asbestos, their health may be affected differently.

Diagnosis and Care

Because asbestos primarily damages the lungs, the majority of patients will develop respiratory symptoms. To determine whether a condition is linked to asbestos, doctors may request work and personal history. Several diagnostic tests can be used to examine internal organs and overall health. To diagnose asbestos-related disorders, doctors may order chest x-rays, pulmonary function tests, and CT scans.

Asbestos Register

Many businesses must keep an asbestos register to avoid unintentional exposure to asbestos, whether known or suspected. This document acts as a journal.

Industries with Higher Risk

Although asbestos is carefully regulated in current times, asbestos may still be present in older structures and products. Even persons who have never worked in an industrial setting may have been exposed through family members. Asbestos fibres can be carried on clothing and other personal items. Workers who were unaware of the risks were likely bringing fibres home to their families.

Secondary Exposure

Women and children who lived with employees in high-risk occupations have historically been disproportionately affected by secondary exposure. Modern facilities must comply with decontamination regulations to appropriately address this risk.

Residential Risk

Some individuals may believe their homes are asbestos-free due to the nationwide ban on asbestos-containing materials and products. They were working in private dwellings, whether as a homeowner or a contractor, necessitates caution.

Location-Based Risk

Asbestos exposure is more likely in some regions. This covers areas where there were asbestos mines or enterprises that used much asbestos. The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is creating a public database to identify which locations are most likely to contain residential premises with asbestos since asbestos fibres can spread quickly. The database will cover the entire country of Australia.

Legal Recourse

Those who have been exposed to asbestos may be entitled to compensation. Statutory and common law claims are the two categories of claims. The at-fault person is sued under the common law. Because these claims necessitate filing a formal court document known as an originating procedure, anyone interested in filing one should see an asbestos lawyer.

Key Statistics

Mesothelioma is frequently linked to asbestos since it is such an uncommon disease with few other known causes. Approximately 90% of mesothelioma patients have had prior asbestos exposure. Lung cancer, on the other hand, is the most common asbestos-related disease. Lung cancer was the cause of 181,450 asbestos-related deaths worldwide in 2016.

Module 3: Asbestos Safety, Licensing, and Oversight

This lesson will cover safe work procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), and asbestos safety precautions in general. Although many best practices are mandated by law, workers can also follow other voluntary guidelines to safeguard themselves.

Personal Protective Equipment

Usage disposable PPE that will not need to be cleaned after each use if at all possible. Fibres are less likely to be noticed during decontamination as a result of this. The only exception is respirators. Reusable respirators are more reliable since they must form a solid seal to protect workers safely.

Sizing and Inspection of PPE

Workers should be able to choose personal protective equipment (PPE) based on their specific needs. A one-size-fits-all product does not sufficiently accommodate different body types. More than just comfort is influenced by size. Respirators that do not fit well provide less protection. Gloves that are too small have the potential to tear.

General Workplace Safety

Individuals handling or abating asbestos must still follow other standard workplace safety procedures. Workers must be aware of any potential hazards they may encounter on the job or at work. Other risks will be present, even if asbestos is the predominant risk of injury or disease for a given activity.

Classes of Asbestos Work

Safety regulations depend on whether work is classified as an unlicensed, Class A, or Class B activity to impose stricter limits to more dangerous varieties of asbestos.

Asbestos Professionals

Individuals having the knowledge and abilities necessary to guarantee a safe working environment are frequently assigned to legally specified positions. Workers must be aware of these titles and obligations to avoid taking on jobs for which they are not qualified.

Training

The National Register of Vocational Education and Training (NRVET) approves registered training organizations (RGO) (VET). RGOs are permitted to provide specialized training to persons abating asbestos, functioning as assessors, or supervising others.

Licensing Requirements

As long as all requirements are completed, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PBCU) can apply for asbestos licenses. Applicants must produce proof of identity and be at least 18 years old.

Asbestos Case Study 1: Demolition

Demolition is challenging since the structures involved may be damaged or otherwise unforeseen. It is possible that records for older structures are not available. Contamination can quickly occur if licensed supervisors, assessors, and competent personnel are not vigilant about probable asbestos sources. Because asbestos fibres cannot be removed from the lungs after being inhaled, even minor mistakes can have serious repercussions.

A sampling of Solid Materials

Before any work may begin or continue, asbestos must be tested. Samples must be taken by a qualified individual who has undergone the necessary training. Until results show otherwise, exact specifications, definitions, and possible asbestos should always be viewed as actual asbestos-containing material. Work in affected regions must come to a halt, and all equipment must be treated as polluted.

Air Monitoring

To determine exposures, air monitoring analyzes asbestos fibres in the air. Depending on how data was obtained and its initial purpose, it can be used in various ways.

Sample Analysis

Asbestos samples must be tested in a certified laboratory. Asbestos testing facilities can be accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). Individual samples and bulk items can usually be tested in NATA labs. Polarised light microscopy and dispersion staining are two typical methods of finding asbestos fibres during an asbestos examination.

Clearance Inspections

A qualified asbestos assessor must conduct clearance inspections and document findings on a clearance certificate for all tasks containing friable asbestos. Assessors must be impartial, which means they cannot be involved in any task directly.

Tools

Before removal, all tools and equipment utilized in an asbestos removal location must be decontaminated. Any materials that cannot be cleaned should be disposed of as hazardous garbage. Contaminated objects can be decontaminated later if they are double bagged and packed as garbage. Only the decontamination bags can be opened.

Techniques

Some strategies have been proven to be effective in preventing fibres from becoming airborne. The viability of these procedures will vary based on the scope of the project and the amount of money available for asbestos removal. The use of these approaches does not guarantee that no fibres will be liberated. These precautions are merely meant to reduce the number of airborne fibres as much as possible.

Key Statistics

In 2020, Australia's home renovation business will be worth $39 million. Although residential residences are not generally thought of as industrial sites, they become work sites when ongoing renovations. Asbestos professionals should approach homework in the same way they do commercial work. Asbestos exposure may and does happen in everyday houses with no visible signs of asbestos.

Module 4: Employer Obligations and the Law

We will look at the workplace safety framework in New South Wales in this module. This will include both federal and state-specific laws. To guarantee the safe removal, storage, transport, and disposal of asbestos, companies must follow several guidelines. Businesses and their leadership teams may face fines if they fail to follow asbestos abatement requirements.

Safe Work Australia

In 2008, Safe Work Australia was founded. Its main goal is to provide health and safety policy recommendations and improve the Australian workers' compensation system. Safe Work Australia receives support from the Commonwealth, state governments, and territory governments.

Safe Work New South Wales

Safe Work NSW was created on September 1, 2015, when WorkCover NSW broke into three different entities. Care, another newly formed group, took responsibility for insurance and dust diseases, including asbestos-related conditions.

Codes of Practice

Codes of practice supplement WHS laws. They are prepared in simple language and outline requirements to assist employees and employers in understanding their responsibilities. Inspectors can refer to codes of practice, and the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011 makes them admissible in court. Codes of practice can be used by courts to determine what is currently known about a topic or hazard.

Recordkeeping

Employers must keep certain records by law. The length of time a record must be maintained varies based on the type of record. Workers should preserve their copies of critical documents, even if it is not required. These records can aid in the establishment of history in the event of asbestos exposure.

Work Planning Requirements

Workplaces must guarantee that asbestos is effectively managed at the administrative level, in addition to on-site practices and sampling. Failure to plan appropriately can result in a legal violation of workplace safety regulations. Leaders are responsible for how their companies respond to identified threats.

Asbestos Case Study: Liability

In late 2020, a demolition business was found guilty of six offences relating to hazardous asbestos abatement. The company had demolished a Toowoomba property without dealing with the asbestos there. The total amount of penalty was $16,000. Two of the company's executives were held personally liable for the error. They had to pay a total of $4,000 each.

Labelling and Storage

To prevent fibres from escaping, asbestos and hazardous material must be packaged in a specified way. Plastic bags should be used to dispose of any asbestos or ACM trash. Heavy polythene plastic is required for disposal bags. 'Danger Asbestos - Do not open or damage bag' must be written on each bag. Dust should not be inhaled.'

Transportation and Disposal

Workplaces moving asbestos debris weighing more than 100 kilograms or covering more than 10 square meters of sheets must track the weight. Both the transporting business and the destination site must keep track of the activities. The Transport of Asbestos Waste in Certain Proportions Regulation 2014 governs asbestos waste in these quantities. WasteLocate is an easy-to-use tool for tracking asbestos trash and reporting it to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Importation Law

Late in 2003, Australia outlawed asbestos, including any new items imported from other countries. Asbestos levels that are allowed in the exporting countries are not always considered legal in Australia. As a result, firms should establish the exact composition of materials with abroad partners before importing items. Before importing a full cargo of goods into Australia, companies can send samples to approved labs to test asbestos.

Conclusion

Asbestos work must be taken seriously by both workers and employers. A single blunder can result in potentially fatal exposures. Professional asbestos removalists should be hired for isolated assignments by companies that infrequently perform asbestos work. Asbestos work necessitates a high level of expertise and meticulous attention to detail.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will become an Asbestos Expert. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate, accepted by Health organizations worldwide.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Module 1: Introduction to Asbestos

  • Defining Asbestos
  • Types and Classifications
  • Brief History
  • Commercial Uses
  • Domestic Uses
  • Key Statistics

Module 2: Health Risks

  • Asbestos-Related Conditions
  • Routes of Exposure
  • Health Monitoring
  • Post-Exposure Actions
  • Personal Risk Factors
  • Diagnosis and Care
  • Asbestos Register
  • Industries with Higher Risk
  • Secondary Exposure
  • Residential Risk
  • Location-Based Risk
  • Legal Recourse
  • Key Statistics

Module 3: Asbestos Safety, Licensing, and Oversight

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Sizing and Inspection of PPE
  • General Workplace Safety
  • Classes of Asbestos Work
  • Asbestos Professionals
  • Training
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Asbestos Case Study 1: Demolition
  • A sampling of Solid Materials
  • Air Monitoring
  • Sample Analysis
  • Clearance Inspections
  • Tools
  • Techniques
  • Key Statistics

Module 4: Employer Obligations and the Law

  • Safe Work Australia
  • Safe Work New South Wales
  • Codes of Practice
  • Recordkeeping
  • Work Planning Requirements
  • Asbestos Case Study: Liability
  • Labelling and Storage
  • Transportation and Disposal
  • Importation Law
  • Conclusion

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Study Asbestos Awareness Training and Avoid Health Problems from Asbestos

Our Asbestos Awareness Online Courses cover all aspects of the material, including its hazards and health effects for those exposed to asbestos on the job. Many people are at risk of contracting Asbestosis and keeping the environment is an utmost concern.

When it comes to building materials, asbestos is by far the most dangerous one. Many people are injured or killed each year due to asbestos exposure which were widely used in building projects.

To prevent Asbestosis, Workers, employers, independent contractors, and duty holders are all covered by the regulations. Under the law, any company that employs people exposed to asbestos must provide adequate information, education, and safety measures. This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos.

What you will learn with our Asbestos Awareness Certificate Online Course

  • Introduction to Asbestos
  • Health Risks
  • Asbestos Safety, Licensing, and Oversight
  • Employer Obligations and the Law

How will the Asbestos Awareness Course be delivered?

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, Tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

  1. Learn the fundamentals of asbestos awareness
  2. Written and developed by leading health experts
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Asbestos Awareness Online Course - Requirements

The Asbestos Awareness Courses are delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Asbestos Awareness Courses
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

Asbestos Awareness Online Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Asbestos

In this section, we will look at asbestos as a substance and its different applications. This will include a historical analysis of commercial and domestic applications. This unusual chemical was long recognized as a versatile material before the linked risks of asbestos were discovered. As a result, its impact was not limited to a single area or industry.

Defining Asbestos

Asbestos is a group of six different silicate minerals that are frequently referred to as a single substance. Asbestos is composed of tiny fibres that are easily disrupted by contact, abrasion, or impact. Asbestos has several distinguishing features that have made it such a popular material in manufacturing and building.

Types and Classifications

According to its nature, properties, and shape, asbestos can be described in various ways. Asbestos fibres from serpentine are curled and form sheets. Friable and non-friable asbestos are two different types of asbestos. These distinctions are critical because they can affect worker safety, contamination risk, and legal handling requirements.

Brief History

The earliest indication that asbestos may have significant health consequences dates back further than many people believe. Slaves who dug or handled asbestos often grew ill, according to Pliny the Younger, an ancient Roman scholar. Hundreds of years later, in the 1880s, asbestos mines began to spring up worldwide. Asbestos manufacturing began to rise from South Africa to Russia to meet the demands of industrialization.

Commercial Uses

Asbestos was employed in various applications in the building sector due to its durability and unique qualities. It was a versatile material that could be used in a variety of buildings.

Domestic Uses

As manufacturers embraced asbestos as a fantasy material, ordinary people brought it home in daily items. With asbestos' ability to cover a wide range of needs at a low cost, the possibilities for domestic goods and personal health items were endless.

Key Statistics

Asbestos and its health effects are not limited to a single region of the globe. When considering the threats posed by asbestos, it is vital to consider local, regional, and national history. According to current estimates, asbestos was used to manufacture up to 90% of building materials in Australia. Asbestos-containing cement was ubiquitous.

Module 2: Health Risks

This session will cover the health hazards associated with asbestos exposure and diagnostic tools and treatment options. It will also look into personal risk factors that can raise the chances of having certain illnesses. Asbestos can be found in various areas; this risk can be assessed based on geography, industry, and personal circumstances. Key figures continue to give a clearer picture of the impact of asbestos on Australia and the rest of the world.

Asbestos-Related Conditions

Asbestos exposure has been related to several major health concerns and illnesses. Some cancers, such as lung cancer, might be worse by confident lifestyle choices. Some cancers, such as mesothelioma, are thought to be caused by asbestos exposure.

Routes of Exposure

Asbestos can be ingested in a variety of ways. The route of exposure has a significant impact on the health consequences. The most harmful method is inhalation, which delivers fibres directly into the lungs. Inhalation is especially harmful because most asbestos-related diseases affect the lungs.

Health Monitoring

For example, despite minimal levels of risk, a person who performs an asbestos-related job regularly could have a cumulative effect over time. The temporal factor in the development of asbestos-related disorders is taken into account in the health monitoring criteria. The purpose of health monitoring for eligible workers is to establish a baseline of their personal history and health. These tests must be completed before the start of any asbestos work that requires a license.

Post-Exposure Actions

The National Asbestos Exposure Register allows anyone who has been exposed to asbestos to register the incidence. The database saves all relevant information in case the reporting person develops symptoms of an illness later.

Personal Risk Factors

Individuals will be affected differently by asbestos exposure, depending on their backgrounds. When two persons are exposed to the same amount of asbestos, their health may be affected differently.

Diagnosis and Care

Because asbestos primarily damages the lungs, the majority of patients will develop respiratory symptoms. To determine whether a condition is linked to asbestos, doctors may request work and personal history. Several diagnostic tests can be used to examine internal organs and overall health. To diagnose asbestos-related disorders, doctors may order chest x-rays, pulmonary function tests, and CT scans.

Asbestos Register

Many businesses must keep an asbestos register to avoid unintentional exposure to asbestos, whether known or suspected. This document acts as a journal.

Industries with Higher Risk

Although asbestos is carefully regulated in current times, asbestos may still be present in older structures and products. Even persons who have never worked in an industrial setting may have been exposed through family members. Asbestos fibres can be carried on clothing and other personal items. Workers who were unaware of the risks were likely bringing fibres home to their families.

Secondary Exposure

Women and children who lived with employees in high-risk occupations have historically been disproportionately affected by secondary exposure. Modern facilities must comply with decontamination regulations to appropriately address this risk.

Residential Risk

Some individuals may believe their homes are asbestos-free due to the nationwide ban on asbestos-containing materials and products. They were working in private dwellings, whether as a homeowner or a contractor, necessitates caution.

Location-Based Risk

Asbestos exposure is more likely in some regions. This covers areas where there were asbestos mines or enterprises that used much asbestos. The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is creating a public database to identify which locations are most likely to contain residential premises with asbestos since asbestos fibres can spread quickly. The database will cover the entire country of Australia.

Legal Recourse

Those who have been exposed to asbestos may be entitled to compensation. Statutory and common law claims are the two categories of claims. The at-fault person is sued under the common law. Because these claims necessitate filing a formal court document known as an originating procedure, anyone interested in filing one should see an asbestos lawyer.

Key Statistics

Mesothelioma is frequently linked to asbestos since it is such an uncommon disease with few other known causes. Approximately 90% of mesothelioma patients have had prior asbestos exposure. Lung cancer, on the other hand, is the most common asbestos-related disease. Lung cancer was the cause of 181,450 asbestos-related deaths worldwide in 2016.

Module 3: Asbestos Safety, Licensing, and Oversight

This lesson will cover safe work procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), and asbestos safety precautions in general. Although many best practices are mandated by law, workers can also follow other voluntary guidelines to safeguard themselves.

Personal Protective Equipment

Usage disposable PPE that will not need to be cleaned after each use if at all possible. Fibres are less likely to be noticed during decontamination as a result of this. The only exception is respirators. Reusable respirators are more reliable since they must form a solid seal to protect workers safely.

Sizing and Inspection of PPE

Workers should be able to choose personal protective equipment (PPE) based on their specific needs. A one-size-fits-all product does not sufficiently accommodate different body types. More than just comfort is influenced by size. Respirators that do not fit well provide less protection. Gloves that are too small have the potential to tear.

General Workplace Safety

Individuals handling or abating asbestos must still follow other standard workplace safety procedures. Workers must be aware of any potential hazards they may encounter on the job or at work. Other risks will be present, even if asbestos is the predominant risk of injury or disease for a given activity.

Classes of Asbestos Work

Safety regulations depend on whether work is classified as an unlicensed, Class A, or Class B activity to impose stricter limits to more dangerous varieties of asbestos.

Asbestos Professionals

Individuals having the knowledge and abilities necessary to guarantee a safe working environment are frequently assigned to legally specified positions. Workers must be aware of these titles and obligations to avoid taking on jobs for which they are not qualified.

Training

The National Register of Vocational Education and Training (NRVET) approves registered training organizations (RGO) (VET). RGOs are permitted to provide specialized training to persons abating asbestos, functioning as assessors, or supervising others.

Licensing Requirements

As long as all requirements are completed, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PBCU) can apply for asbestos licenses. Applicants must produce proof of identity and be at least 18 years old.

Asbestos Case Study 1: Demolition

Demolition is challenging since the structures involved may be damaged or otherwise unforeseen. It is possible that records for older structures are not available. Contamination can quickly occur if licensed supervisors, assessors, and competent personnel are not vigilant about probable asbestos sources. Because asbestos fibres cannot be removed from the lungs after being inhaled, even minor mistakes can have serious repercussions.

A sampling of Solid Materials

Before any work may begin or continue, asbestos must be tested. Samples must be taken by a qualified individual who has undergone the necessary training. Until results show otherwise, exact specifications, definitions, and possible asbestos should always be viewed as actual asbestos-containing material. Work in affected regions must come to a halt, and all equipment must be treated as polluted.

Air Monitoring

To determine exposures, air monitoring analyzes asbestos fibres in the air. Depending on how data was obtained and its initial purpose, it can be used in various ways.

Sample Analysis

Asbestos samples must be tested in a certified laboratory. Asbestos testing facilities can be accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). Individual samples and bulk items can usually be tested in NATA labs. Polarised light microscopy and dispersion staining are two typical methods of finding asbestos fibres during an asbestos examination.

Clearance Inspections

A qualified asbestos assessor must conduct clearance inspections and document findings on a clearance certificate for all tasks containing friable asbestos. Assessors must be impartial, which means they cannot be involved in any task directly.

Tools

Before removal, all tools and equipment utilized in an asbestos removal location must be decontaminated. Any materials that cannot be cleaned should be disposed of as hazardous garbage. Contaminated objects can be decontaminated later if they are double bagged and packed as garbage. Only the decontamination bags can be opened.

Techniques

Some strategies have been proven to be effective in preventing fibres from becoming airborne. The viability of these procedures will vary based on the scope of the project and the amount of money available for asbestos removal. The use of these approaches does not guarantee that no fibres will be liberated. These precautions are merely meant to reduce the number of airborne fibres as much as possible.

Key Statistics

In 2020, Australia's home renovation business will be worth $39 million. Although residential residences are not generally thought of as industrial sites, they become work sites when ongoing renovations. Asbestos professionals should approach homework in the same way they do commercial work. Asbestos exposure may and does happen in everyday houses with no visible signs of asbestos.

Module 4: Employer Obligations and the Law

We will look at the workplace safety framework in New South Wales in this module. This will include both federal and state-specific laws. To guarantee the safe removal, storage, transport, and disposal of asbestos, companies must follow several guidelines. Businesses and their leadership teams may face fines if they fail to follow asbestos abatement requirements.

Safe Work Australia

In 2008, Safe Work Australia was founded. Its main goal is to provide health and safety policy recommendations and improve the Australian workers' compensation system. Safe Work Australia receives support from the Commonwealth, state governments, and territory governments.

Safe Work New South Wales

Safe Work NSW was created on September 1, 2015, when WorkCover NSW broke into three different entities. Care, another newly formed group, took responsibility for insurance and dust diseases, including asbestos-related conditions.

Codes of Practice

Codes of practice supplement WHS laws. They are prepared in simple language and outline requirements to assist employees and employers in understanding their responsibilities. Inspectors can refer to codes of practice, and the Work Health and Safety Act of 2011 makes them admissible in court. Codes of practice can be used by courts to determine what is currently known about a topic or hazard.

Recordkeeping

Employers must keep certain records by law. The length of time a record must be maintained varies based on the type of record. Workers should preserve their copies of critical documents, even if it is not required. These records can aid in the establishment of history in the event of asbestos exposure.

Work Planning Requirements

Workplaces must guarantee that asbestos is effectively managed at the administrative level, in addition to on-site practices and sampling. Failure to plan appropriately can result in a legal violation of workplace safety regulations. Leaders are responsible for how their companies respond to identified threats.

Asbestos Case Study: Liability

In late 2020, a demolition business was found guilty of six offences relating to hazardous asbestos abatement. The company had demolished a Toowoomba property without dealing with the asbestos there. The total amount of penalty was $16,000. Two of the company's executives were held personally liable for the error. They had to pay a total of $4,000 each.

Labelling and Storage

To prevent fibres from escaping, asbestos and hazardous material must be packaged in a specified way. Plastic bags should be used to dispose of any asbestos or ACM trash. Heavy polythene plastic is required for disposal bags. 'Danger Asbestos - Do not open or damage bag' must be written on each bag. Dust should not be inhaled.'

Transportation and Disposal

Workplaces moving asbestos debris weighing more than 100 kilograms or covering more than 10 square meters of sheets must track the weight. Both the transporting business and the destination site must keep track of the activities. The Transport of Asbestos Waste in Certain Proportions Regulation 2014 governs asbestos waste in these quantities. WasteLocate is an easy-to-use tool for tracking asbestos trash and reporting it to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Importation Law

Late in 2003, Australia outlawed asbestos, including any new items imported from other countries. Asbestos levels that are allowed in the exporting countries are not always considered legal in Australia. As a result, firms should establish the exact composition of materials with abroad partners before importing items. Before importing a full cargo of goods into Australia, companies can send samples to approved labs to test asbestos.

Conclusion

Asbestos work must be taken seriously by both workers and employers. A single blunder can result in potentially fatal exposures. Professional asbestos removalists should be hired for isolated assignments by companies that infrequently perform asbestos work. Asbestos work necessitates a high level of expertise and meticulous attention to detail.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will become an Asbestos Expert. You will also be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate, accepted by Health organizations worldwide.

The Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Module 1: Introduction to Asbestos

  • Defining Asbestos
  • Types and Classifications
  • Brief History
  • Commercial Uses
  • Domestic Uses
  • Key Statistics

Module 2: Health Risks

  • Asbestos-Related Conditions
  • Routes of Exposure
  • Health Monitoring
  • Post-Exposure Actions
  • Personal Risk Factors
  • Diagnosis and Care
  • Asbestos Register
  • Industries with Higher Risk
  • Secondary Exposure
  • Residential Risk
  • Location-Based Risk
  • Legal Recourse
  • Key Statistics

Module 3: Asbestos Safety, Licensing, and Oversight

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Sizing and Inspection of PPE
  • General Workplace Safety
  • Classes of Asbestos Work
  • Asbestos Professionals
  • Training
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Asbestos Case Study 1: Demolition
  • A sampling of Solid Materials
  • Air Monitoring
  • Sample Analysis
  • Clearance Inspections
  • Tools
  • Techniques
  • Key Statistics

Module 4: Employer Obligations and the Law

  • Safe Work Australia
  • Safe Work New South Wales
  • Codes of Practice
  • Recordkeeping
  • Work Planning Requirements
  • Asbestos Case Study: Liability
  • Labelling and Storage
  • Transportation and Disposal
  • Importation Law
  • Conclusion

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