Asbestos certification is mandatory for all asbestos-related work performed on public and commercial buildings, including asbestos inspection, project design, project supervision, and asbestos removal and handling.
For applicable projects, you must be an accredited Asbestos Supervisor or Asbestos Worker whenever you create more debris than will fit in one standard waste bag, and you must be an accredited Asbestos Inspector to take even one sample of a product.
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In 1986, the U.S. Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). The act mandated specific training and accreditation for people doing asbestos inspections and work in schools. On April 4, 1994, AHERA accreditation became mandatory for all asbestos inspection, project design, project supervision, and project work done in all public and commercial buildings. New OSHA regulations match this EPA requirement. With only minor exceptions, you must be an AHERA-accredited inspector to take even one sample of a product. You must be an AHERA-accredited supervisor or worker whenever you create more debris than will fit in one standard waste bag or glovebag.
Offered by an approved state Provider, our courses certify workers to perform asbestos-safe work. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions Page for full details on the asbestos laws or call us with any questions at 1-800-355-1751.
Workers involved in asbestos abatement must first receive appropriate training from a New York State Department of Health accredited asbestos safety training provider. Asbestos workers must keep their training current by completing annual refresher training. You have a one-year grace period after your training expires in which to complete refresher training!