Asbestos (General Industry)

Overview :

An estimated 1.3 million employees face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials), during automotive brake and clutch repair work, or while working in older buildings.

This course teaches employees the basics of how to protect themselves from an asbestos hazard. Topics include the OSHA standard, PPE requirements, safe work practices, and methods of compliance.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe asbestos, its uses, and areas where you could encounter asbestos fibers

  • Identify the dangers and diseases related to asbestos exposure

  • List five components of the OSHA asbestos regulation you will need to know in your job

  • Identify the general requirements for Personal Protective Equipment, including respirator use in areas where asbestos is present

  • Identify work practices that reduce the potential for employee exposure to asbestos

  • Explain the Methods of Compliance requirements under the Asbestos Standard.


This course is intended for all employees potentially exposed to asbestos-containing material.


OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.1001

Approximate Length

1 hour

Continuing Education Units

0.1 CEU(s)

Delivery Method



This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Units.

IACET Continuing Education Units - American Safety Council, as the parent company of National Safety Training, has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275.

In obtaining this approval, American Safety Council has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, American Safety Council is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.