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MARCOM's ''Asbestos Awareness'' Videotape Program has been created specifically to educate employees about the dangers of working with materials that may contain Asbestos. In August of 1994, OSHA issued 29 CFR 1910.1101... ''Occupational Exposure to Asbestos.'' This regulation requires that all employees who could come into contact with materials that might contain Asbestos be given appropriate training on working safely in these situations. Employees are divided into four classes. Classes I - III are employees whose work involves ''installing'' or ''disturbing'' materials that might contain Asbestos. However, the largest group of employees covered by this regulation fall into the Class IV group, which involves employees that get involved in... ''maintenance and custodial activities to clean up waste and debris containing these type of materials.'' Since many materials commonly used in buildings for many years (including ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and wall and pipe insulation) contain Asbestos, this means that the regulation applies to virtually every custodial, janitorial and maintenance worker in the country. The Videotape provides the majority of the information needed to satisfy the training requirements for Class IV employees under the OSHA regulation.
The Videotape includes information on hazards of asbestos, OSHA's asbestos standard, composition and nature of asbestos, types of materials that may contain asbestos, and where they are encountered, limiting exposure to asbestos, how to protect yourself when disturbing a material that may contain asbestos, air monitoring and decontamination, and more. The Videotape Program comes with a comprehensive Leader's Guide, reproducible Scheduling & Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate and Training Log.
Asbestos Safety Video and DVD Excerpt: OSHA's Asbestos standards and your facility's asbestos management plan work together to combat the dangers of asbestos. Their purpose is to make you aware of the hazards presented by asbestos, to see that you are properly trained to deal with those hazards safely, and above all to protect you and everyone in your facility from the potentially harmful effects of asbestos exposure. Let's start with a basic question. What is asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral. But it has some very special characteristics that make it unlike other minerals. Whereas most rocks can be broken down into tiny particles like grains of sand, asbestos breaks down into small fibers, like the strands in a rope. These fibers have special qualities. They can be so small that you need a powerful microscope to see them. Yet these microscopic fibers are as strong as steal. Asbestos has other interesting qualities as well. It's fireproof, resistant to heat, chemicals and bacteria, and it doesn’t conduct electricity. It also has good sound absorbing characteristics. All this and asbestos is still very light in weight. For these reasons over the years asbestos has been utilized in building construction in many ways. Mixed into plaster and wallboard for strength and support. Sprayed onto walls, ceilings for fireproofing, wrapped around pipes, boilers, heating ducts and other utility systems for insulation.