Asbestos and Other Fibres

Asbestos and Other Fibres
W504

Asbestos and Other Fibres

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Location: OHMS Sydney
Cost: $3,000 ex GST
Asbestos and Other Fibres

COURSE AIMS

  • Extend their knowledge of occupational exposure to fibrous dusts used in industry (asbestos, machine made mineral fibres, carbon, etc.);
  • Understand the health risks of asbestos and other fibres as well as the means of evaluation and control; and
  • Learn how to apply these principals for asbestos consultants as well as OH professionals.

OUTCOMES

  • Describe the composition, nature and properties of asbestos, machine made mineral and other fibres and their historical uses;
  • describe the health effects of asbestos and other fibrous materials and apply appropriate exposure limits;
  • describe the uses of asbestos in buildings and the public health risk that these may pose;
  • understand the principles of and requirements for asbestos surveys including taking samples and identifying bulk asbestos types by microscopic techniques including relevant safety requirements;
  • be thoroughly familiar with current good practice in the construction and use of enclosures for asbestos remediation and the use of decontamination units;
  • understand all the principles of clearance testing, the requirements for measurement and appropriate techniques for post remediation evaluation;
  • conduct air sampling to determine airborne concentrations of asbestos or other fibres in accordance with defined procedures including microscopic counting techniques;
  • have the ability to advise on all the various techniques for the management of asbestos in buildings in accordance with good practice.

Please contact emma@ohmstraining.com.au for further information on when we will be running this module.

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