EPA/OSHA/State Asbestos and Lead Training

For asbestos, this involves attending an initial training course and an annual refresher course.  Performance provides asbestos training that has met the requirements for approval by the EPA as detailed in the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA). In addition, Performance’s asbestos training is accredited by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Asbestos Program. Courses include Asbestos Supervisor, Asbestos Building Inspector, Asbestos Project Designer and Asbestos Management Planner.  Further, our Building Inspector Refresher has been approved under State of Indiana Administrative Code 326 Article 18-2. 

For lead, this involves attending an initial training course and a refresher course every 3 or 5 years.  Performance provides lead training that has met the requirements for approval by the EPA as detailed in the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program for purposes of certification under Section 402 of TSCA for the respective discipline.  The courses include the Lead Renovator and the Lead Dust Sampling Technician.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES MAY BE CANCELLED IF THERE IS A LACK OF DEMAND.  Performance cannot guarantee a scheduled class will take place but will make every effort to gather enough students to conduct the class.

In addition, please note that all classes are only taught in English.

Asbestos Building Inspector Initial

This 3-day initial course is designed for persons who will engage in investigations related to locating asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). The course topics include background information on asbestos, potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, functions, qualifications and the role of inspectors, legal liabilities of building inspectors, understanding building systems, public/employee/building occupant relations, pre-planning activities, inspection and sampling techniques, assessing condition and applicable asbestos regulations. This course meets the EPA AHERA and ASHARA requirements for an Asbestos Building Inspector as approved by the State of Michigan LEO Asbestos Program requirements.

Asbestos Building Inspector Refresher

This 4-hour refresher course is designed for persons who will engage in investigations related to locating asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). The course topics include background information on asbestos, potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, functions, qualifications and the role of inspectors, legal liabilities of building inspectors, understanding building systems, public/employee/building occupant relations, pre-planning activities, inspection and sampling techniques, assessing condition and applicable asbestos regulations. There is an Indiana approved version that meets the EPA AHERA  and ASHARA requirements, and a Michigan approved version that meets the State of Michigan LEO Asbestos Program requirements.

Asbestos Contractor Supervisor Initial

This 5-day initial course is designed for persons managing or overseeing asbestos abatement projects. The course topics include background information on asbestos, potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, legal and insurance considerations, contract specifications, pre-work activities and considerations, personal protective equipment, medical surveillance programs, preparing the work area and establishing the decontamination unit, confining and minimizing airborne fibers, safety and health considerations other than asbestos, cleaning up the work area, sampling and analytical methodology pertaining to abatement, waste disposal requirements, post removal lockdown procedures, and a regulatory review. This course meets the EPA AHERA and ASHARA requirements for an Asbestos Supervisor and also the OSHA Competent Person for Class I and II work activities.

Asbestos Contractor Supervisor Refresher

This 8-hour refresher course is designed for persons managing or overseeing asbestos abatement projects. The course topics include background information on asbestos, potential health effects related to asbestos exposure, legal and insurance considerations, contract specifications, pre-work activities and considerations, personal protective equipment, medical surveillance programs, preparing the work area and establishing the decontamination unit, confining and minimizing airborne fibers, safety and health considerations other than asbestos, cleaning up the work area, sampling and analytical methodology pertaining to abatement, waste disposal requirements, post removal lockdown procedures, and a regulatory review. This course meets the EPA AHERA and ASHARA requirements for an Asbestos Supervisor and also the OSHA Competent Person for Class I and II work activities.

Asbestos Management Planner Refresher

This 4-hour refresher course is designed for those individuals who write management plans in schools, as is required in the EPA AHERA regulation. The course topics include an evaluation and interpretation of asbestos survey results, hazard assessment techniques, legal implications, evaluation and selection of control options, developing an operations and maintenance plan, regulatory review, recordkeeping, assembling and submitting the management plan, and cost estimations. This course meets the EPA AHERA and ASHARA requirements for an Asbestos Management Planner.

Asbestos Project Designer Refresher

This 8-hour refresher course is designed for individuals who develop written project specifications for asbestos abatement projects.  The course topics include background information on asbestos, potential health effects associated with asbestos exposure, overview of conducting an abatement project and roles of various disciplines, considerations in designing engineering controls, abatement in occupied buildings, protection of asbestos abatement project personnel, safety considerations, air sampling protocols/requirements/data interpretation, lockdown and replacement materials, legal and insurance considerations and applicable asbestos regulations.

Lead Dust Sampling Technician Initial

This 8-hour initial course is designed for individuals who will conduct non-abatement lead dust clearance testing under the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule and/or clearance examinations under HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.  Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning effective in April 2010.  Under the rule, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified as Lead Renovators and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. The course topics include a general introduction, visual inspections, lead dust wipe sampling, selecting a laboratory and interpreting results, writing the report, and putting the skills together.

Lead Renovator Initial

    • This 8-hour initial course is designed for those persons that must supervise projects that are required to follow the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.  The course topics include the following:
      • Module 1: Why should I be concerned about lead paint?
      • Module 2: Regulations
      • Module 3: Before beginning work
      • Module 4: Contain dust during work
      • Module 5: During the work
      • Module 6: Cleaning activities and checking your work
      • Module 7: Recordkeeping
      • Module 8: Training non-certified renovation workers

Lead Renovator Refresher

This 4-hour refresher course is designed for those persons that must supervise projects that are required to follow the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.  The course topics include the following:

    • Module 1: Why should I be concerned about lead paint?
    • Module 2: Regulations
    • Module 3: Before beginning work
    • Module 4: Contain dust during work
    • Module 5: During the work
    • Module 6: Cleaning activities and checking your work
    • Module 7: Recordkeeping
    • Module 8: Training non-certified renovation workers

NIOSH 582 Equivalent

This 4-day course provides training to help create or upgrade existing skills of individuals in the identification and quantification of asbestos in the workplace and provide new instruction to individuals in how to analyze air samples for the presence of asbestos fibers.