Asbestos Awareness Initial

2 hour
Course mode: 

This course describes what asbestos is, health effects of exposure to asbestos, how it may be encountered by UW personnel, work practices and procedures to prevent exposure, asbestos management at UW, and regulations and responsibilities.

Accommodations and language services 

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them. 

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at 

  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services. 

  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at  

Intended Audience 

Required for employees performing maintenance, such as custodians, who work in buildings with asbestos-containing material that could be disturbed or contacted during work. Asbestos Awareness Refresher is required every year after this course is completed.


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201