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META Environmental Training provides EHS training including OSHA training, for individuals across the nation. We have EHS training centers located across the country. You can review the list of classes here and submit a form to enroll. If you have any questions, you can contact us. 

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Maintenance Worker (16 Hours):

Required for O & M personnel to conduct small-scale short duration ACM removal.   Training consists of asbestos awareness, potential health effects, personal protection, air monitoring procedures, principles of asbestos handling, plus 8 hours of hands-on training to include glove bag removal, mini-enclosure, and respiratory protection. – small scale repair – under 3 square feet

AHERA Asbestos Worker (32 Hours):

Required for all personnel to conduct gross removal ACM.  A continuation of the maintenance worker course to include 8 additional hours of hands-on training in the construction of a 3 stage decon unit, a negative-pressure containment, and gross removal techniques, plus 8 hours additional classroom in medical monitoring, and air monitoring. Note: Federal regulations require that an EPA accredited contractor/supervisor must be on sight during any ACM removal. Gross and small scale short duration.

AHERA Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor (40 Hours):

This course is the 32 AHERA Worker Course plus 8 hours of classroom to include, insurance and liability issues, air sampling methods, pump calibration, supervisory techniques, contract specification, notification requirements, and recordkeeping.

AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector (24 Hours):

Course to include instruction in asbestos background information, asbestos identification, potential health effects, the role of the inspector, building systems, public/employee/building occupant relations, pre-inspection, bulk sampling, recordkeeping, inspection report, respiratory protection, legal liabilities, and a field walk-through inspection.

AHERA Asbestos Management Planner (16 Hours):

The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of the role of the management planner, O & M program, building occupant protection, evaluation of survey results, hazard assessment, selections of control options, developing an O & M plan, recordkeeping, role of other professionals, financing abatement actions, and legal implications.

AHERA Asbestos Project Designer (24 Hours):

The student will demonstrate a working knowledgable of asbestos and its properties, medical aspects of exposure, project design and control options, work area preparation and establishing the decon unit, airborne fiber control methods, methods of air and bulk sampling and analysis, worker protection, budgeting and cost estimating, contract specifications, insurance, and legal issues, and role of other professionals.  A field trip to an abatement site is used to reinforce this knowledge.

Note: All AHERA courses also include classroom instruction of EPA, OSHA, and State and Local regulations.

Texas Air Monitoring

This course is the 24 hour Texas Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician course, or the 4-hour Refresher course, that includes: health effects of asbestos exposure, OSHA regulations, Texas Regulations and EPA AHERA Regulations for air monitoring, asbestos air sampling methods, evaluations methods including phase-contrast microscopy versus transmission electron microscopy, sampling equipment, calculating sample times, TWA Calculation, Calibration of air sampling pumps, logs, and types of air sampling. 

Tennessee Project Monitor

Project monitors observe abatement activities performed by contractors and generally serve as a building owner's representative to ensure that abatement work is completed according to specification and in compliance with all relevant statutes and regulations. They may also perform the vital role of air monitoring for purposes of determining final clearance.

AHERA Training Requirements:

Persons who inspect for asbestos or design or conduct asbestos response actions in public and commercial buildings must be accredited in accordance with the Model Accreditation Plan, which was promulgated under the authority of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), effective November 28, 1992.


The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of hazardous waste principles and procedures, RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, TSCA, HCS, DOT, OSHA-1926, State and Local regulations, hazard identification, evaluation and protection, decon, hazard communication, response mitigation, and control techniques, knowledge to be applied in hands-on scenarios.

OSHA 24 Hour Emergency Response:

The student will demonstrate a knowledge of site planning, control and management, personnel protection, decon, response mitigation and control techniques, field monitoring, environmental regulations, and hazard communications knowledge to be applied in hands-on scenarios.                                                                         

OSHA 8 Hour HAZMAT Supervisor:

The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of the command structure for remediation of sites and emergency response incidents, guidelines for management of response to hazardous conditions, identification, monitoring and evaluating risks and hazardous materials, hazardous material handling, local, state and federal regulations, employer's health and safety programs, and waste disposal

OSHA HAZMAT Training Requirements

40 HOUR:
General site personnel (such as equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose them or the environment to hazardous substance and health hazards.

Note: this personnel must also receive a minimum of 3 days of actual field experience under the supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.

24 HOUR:
Personnel on-site only occasionally for a specific task (such as, but not limited to, groundwater monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits.  Or, personnel regularly on-site who work in areas that have been monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible and published exposure limits where respirators are not necessary and the characterization indicates that there are no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing.

Note: This personnel must also receive a minimum of 1-day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.

On-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise personnel engaged in hazardous waste operations.


Lead Abatement Worker (24 Hours):

The student will demonstrate knowledge of background history, health effects, medical monitoring, work practices, personnel protection, methods of abatement and remediation, decon procedures, and state, Local, and Federal regulations.  Knowledge to be applied in hands-on practice.

EPA Model Lead Contractor/Supervisor (32 Hours):

The student will demonstrate a knowledge of the lead worker materials plus case studies, lead testing, inspection reports, compliance, project design and supervising abatement projects, HUD and OSHA regulations, hazard communication, recordkeeping, legal liabilities, contract specification, and insurance considerations.

EPA Model Lead Inspector (24 Hours):

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the background of lead, health effects, personnel protection, regulatory history, construction terminology and techniques, XRF analyzers, legal liability and responsibilities, preparation and analysis of samples, recordkeeping, and testing other media.

EPA Model Lead Risk Assessment (16 Hours):

Legislative basis for lead-based paint risk assessment, risk assessor's role, and tools, preliminary data and information collection and review, visual examination, sampling review, dust, soil, and paint, lead hazard screen protocol, hands-on exercises, developing hazard control recommendations, reevaluation recommendations, risk assessment in housing with children with Ebb's, occupant relations, report preparation, course review.

Course Prerequisite:
Early drafts of the EPA Model Accreditation Plan recommend that risk assessors should already have completed the Lead Inspector Training Course.

Note: EPA also recommends that risk assessors attend the lead-based paint abatement training for contractor/supervisor course, to receive more comprehensive information on hazard control methods.

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