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Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Courses

These courses will enable you to come in compliance with EPA AHERA Operations and Maintenance Requirements for schools and also OSHA 1926.1101.

40 CFR Part 763.92 (EPA) requires local education agencies ensure, prior to the implementation of the O&M provisions of their management plan, that:

  • All members of its maintenance and custodial staff who may work in the building which contains asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) receive awareness training of at least two hours, whether or not they are required to work with ACBM. New custodial and maintenance employees shall be trained within 60 days after commencement of their employment, and
  • All maintenance and custodial staff who conduct any activities that will result in the disturbance of ACBM shall receive the above two hour training, plus an additional 14 hours.

OSHA 1926.1101 (Asbestos Construction Standard) requires employers, at no cost to the employees, institute training programs for all employees who are likely to be exposed in excess of a PEL (permissible exposure limit), and all employees who perform Class I through IV asbestos operations. Training shall be provided prior to or at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.

Class I – removal of thermal system insulation (TSI) and surfacing asbestos containing material (ACM) and presumed asbestos containing material (PACM.) Required training for Class I – Minimum 4 day EPA certified worker course.

Class II – removal of materials not TSI or surfacing, including, but not limited to, asbestos-containing wallboard, floor tile and sheeting, roofing and siding shingles, and construction mastics. Required training for Class II – Minimum of 8 hours, including hands-on.

Class III – repair and maintenance operations, where ACM, including TSI and surfacing ACM and PACM is likely to be disturbed. Required training for Class III – 16 hour, equivalent to AHERA O&M requirements.

Class IV – maintenance and custodial activities during which employee contact, but do not disturb, ACM or PACM , and activities to clean up dust, waste and debris resulting from Class I, II, and III Activities. Required training for Class IV – 2 hour minimum equivalent to AHERA O&M requirements.  


Course Schedule

09560 August 12-13, 2014, Grand Forks, ND
09561 December 3-4, 2014, Bismarck, ND
09562 March 12-13, 2015, Grand Forks, ND

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Course Fees

2 Hour $ 75.00
8 Hour $225.00
16 Hour $350.00
All fees must be paid prior to the start of the course.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, a substitution can be made at any time without charge. You can also transfer your registration fee to another course offered by ETI. Refunds, less a $50 administrative fee, will be issued upon request. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received within five calendar days of the course. The University reserves the right to cancel programs if necessary. In this event, the University's liability is limited to the full refund of your registration fee.

Meals and Lodging

Participants are responsible for arranging overnight accommodations. For assistance you may call
ETI at (701) 777-0384.
Refreshment breaks and materials are included in the registration fee.

ETI offers an in-house training option for this course.