Overview & Objectives
Asbestos and lead continue to be some of the most hazardous contaminants on today’s construction sites. Asbestos can be found in plasterboard, duct and pipe insulation, fireproofing, flooring, siding, ceiling plaster, and concrete. Lead-based products can include paints, lead solder, electrical fittings and conduits, tank linings, plumbing features, and metal alloys. In New York City, Local Law 196 of 2017 (LL196) requires that workers and supervisors receive safety training if their site’s designate a construction supervisor, site safety coordinator, or site safety manager. Once fully phased-in, this law mandates that workers at certain worksites receive 40 hours of safety training and supervisors receive 62 hours of safety training.
NYC SST – Specialized Elective: 1-Hour Asbestos/Lead Awareness is an awareness-level online course designed for construction workers and supervisors preparing to earn a Site Safety Training Card (SST). It helps you understand the history and uses of asbestos and lead on work sites, health risks, handling and containment, OSHA standards, testing, and protection.
NOTICE: This course uses voice authentication. VA courses were developed in conjunction with the NYC Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) to address LL196 online course proctoring requirements. These voice-authenticated courses represent a best practice to ensure the identity of the student by prompting users to verify their voice at random intervals throughout the course. Users must have access to a mobile phone or landline while taking the course to successfully meet this requirement. NYC DOB Provider ID Number: 4T75
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the health effects of asbestos and lead in the workplace
- Identify places and locations where materials containing asbestos and lead may be found in the construction industry
- Demonstrate how to avoid health hazards associated with asbestos and lead
- Discuss administrative safety requirements associated with asbestos and lead in the workplace