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Asbestos Awareness Training for Trades Employees

Learn about asbestos awareness training for employees who may encounter asbestos in their work.

Asbestos Awareness Training

Required before beginning work for employees who may encounter asbestos while performing their job duties. This training is intended for:

  • Facilities Management maintenance, trades, and custodial personnel
  • Housing-Dining-Hospitality maintenance employees
  • Science departments' technical shop personnel
  • Telecommunications technicians

How to get training:

  • Training is available when requested by departments. Contact EH&S Occupational Health & Hygiene Services at ehsih@ucsd.edu to schedule training. Instruction time is 1 hour.
  • Web-based slide show (Note: These large PowerPoint files may take a few moments to open)

Topics covered include:

  • What asbestos is and where it may be encountered
  • Health hazards associated with asbestos
  • Regulating agencies
  • Terminology
  • Classes of workers and applicable training requirements
  • Restricting access to regulated areas
  • Personal protection equipment and practices
  • Supervision requirements
  • What to do when asbestos is encountered on the job
  • UCSD's asbestos location and mitigation database
  • General safety issues