Understanding the hazard is the first step. Your personnel must be adequately taught about the safe handling of any hazardous products in your workplace. ASE Services has created a variety of training courses, including the worker certification, to assist clients in preventing injury from asbestos. When it comes to dealing with hazardous materials in the workplace, most training courses may be customized to meet the unique demands of our clients – for a bespoke approach to safety training.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that many industrial and commercial applications used to rely on due to its strength, resistance to heat and chemicals, and insulating properties. In older buildings, it can be common – so safety’s paramount. Despite its benefits, asbestos exposure can cause serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma (a type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs), and asbestosis (a chronic lung condition). If you’re mitigating it, you need special training from our asbestos worker certification. Even if not directly dealing with it, your workers still need awareness courses!
Given the potential health risks associated with asbestos exposure, it’s important to enroll in an accredited asbestos training course before beginning work in an environment where exposure is possible. Such courses typically provide information on identifying asbestos-containing materials, how to safely work with them, and what personal protective measures should be taken to minimize the risk.