The purpose and objectives of this course are to fulfill the AHERA annual refresher requirements for inspectors and to conduct training as specified by federal regulations.
- AHERA – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (TSCA Title II)
- ASHARA – Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act of 1990
- EPA – Model Accreditation Plan (MAP), Worker Protection Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart G, Asbestos-containing Materials in School Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E
- NESHAP – National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M
- OSHA – Asbestos Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926.58, Asbestos General Standard 29CFR 1910.1001, Respirator Requirements 29 CFR 1910.134
The course includes 13 modules that cover (1) Instruction in asbestos background information, asbestos identification, (2) Potential health effects, (3) Role of inspector, (4) Insurance issues in asbestos industry, (5) Building systems, (6) Public/employee/building occupant relations, (7) Pre-inspection, inspection, & post-inspection, (8) Bulk sampling and sample analysis, (9) Damage assessment, (10) Recordkeeping & inspection report, (11) Respiratory protection, (12) Legal liabilities, and regulations of federal agencies and state and local government, and (13) Final exam.
The course begins with verification of students’ identity and pertinent information and ends with another step of student verification to mark the completion of the course. Students are required to provide documentation of the initial inspector training or previous inspector refresher course. In each module, students will interact and engage in video demonstrations and pre-recorded video interviews with META’s experienced and certified instructors. Students will be tested on the content covered in each module by providing the correct answers to review questions that are in various formats (multiple choice, matching, true or false, short essay, etc.). Students will upload self-recorded videos or audio files to provide their own understanding and experience with certain work scenarios to reinforce memory and comprehension and engage with the course content.
Students will receive the course certificate in a PDF file within 24 hours upon completion during weekdays and within 48 hours if completing the course on the weekends.