Asbestos <1% Wallboard Systems and Lead Work Practices

7.5 hours
Respirator Use Authorization and bring a respirator for Class
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This specialized course for building maintenance and alterations staff provides information and specific procedures to reduce exposure to wallboard systems that contain <1% asbestos and/or lead-containing paint.

The course material covers recognizing the types of regulated building materials (asbestos, lead, PCB’s. etc.); the health effects, routes of exposure; engineering controls and work practices; procedures to prevent exposure; proper use and limitations of personal protective equipment; and building signage and warning labels.

The hands-on instruction portion of the class covers pre-task planning, personal protective equipment, work area containment setup, engineering control implementation, and cleanup and disposal of generated waste for work on wallboard systems containing <1% asbestos and/or lead-containing paint.  This course is not intended to cover abatement or clean-up of other asbestos-containing materials.

This class satisfies the requirements for the 2-hour Asbestos Awareness Class and the 2-hour Lead Worker Class.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264 (FAX), or email Contact the EH&S Training team for all other accommodation requests.

Intended Audience 

Employees who perform maintenance and alterations work on building wallboard systems that contain <1% asbestos and/or lead-containing paint.


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201