Navigating Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint and Crystalline Silica in Older Buildings

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Sustainable City Network hosts this 6-hour online course on the identification and proper handling of three environmental hazards commonly found in older buildings.
Navigating Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint and Crystalline Silica in Older Buildings is an entry-level course that will provide baseline knowledge about Asbestos, lead-based paint and Crystalline Silica.

Conducted in three 2-hour sessions, this course is intended for any personnel who perform maintenance, inspection, custodial or other work that might bring them into contact with these potential hazards. It is highly recommended for anyone engaged in remodeling, renovation, demolition, historic preservation and/or brownfield redevelopment projects involving older buildings. Attendees will learn how to identify potential sources, understand the health hazards and protect themselves and others against exposure. It will also address a recent change in OSHA's regulations regarding Crystalline Silica and will cover how this change affects various businesses and industries.

The intended audience includes building inspectors, maintenance/custodial workers, renovation/preservation/demolition engineers and contractors, energy auditors, healthy home inspectors, public housing staff, home health care providers, emergency personnel, facility managers, educators, environmental health professionals, brownfield redevelopers, fire/police officials, and anyone working temporarily or permanently inside older buildings.

Please note: this training does not apply towards any professional licensure requirement, nor does it go into depth on abatement procedures. It is intended to teach attendees how to recognize and understand Asbestos, lead-based paint, and Crystalline Silica health hazards and protect the personal safety of those working around these materials.

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