Asbestos – Cal/OSHA

  • 6 topics | 40m 59s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course will provide you with information about the serious health hazards associated with exposure to asbestos. It will also address where asbestos is commonly found, how it can potentially affect you, and what you need to do to protect yourself and others from exposure. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • define terms associated with asbestos
  • identify where asbestos-containing materials are commonly found in building materials
  • identify the requirements for signs and labels that identify asbestos exposure hazard areas
  • identify illnesses related to asbestos exposure
  • identify general guidelines of the medical surveillance program required by Cal/OSHA
  • identify safety measures that protect against asbestos exposure
  • identify proper methods for handling clothing exposed to asbestos


  • Asbestos and Asbestos-related Definitions
  • Locations Where Asbestos Is Commonly Found
  • Requirements for Identifying Asbestos Hazards
  • Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure
  • Monitoring Asbestos Exposure
  • Protecting against Exposure to Asbestos