Cal / OSHA Asbestos Awareness

This course presents an overview of asbestos and its associated hazards.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Asbestos Awareness
  • Regulations
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  • Exposure Controls

Course Description

In order to ensure a safe work environment, every employee has a right to know about asbestos-containing materials that he or she might come into contact with in the workplace. This course presents an overview of asbestos and its associated hazards. The course will cover the health hazards of asbestos, responsibilities of employers and employees, and hazard controls outlined in California’s Cal/OSHA regulations.

Our Cal/OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

Cal / OSHA Asbestos Awareness Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to Asbestos Awareness

  • What is Asbestos?
  • Types of Asbestos
  • What Happened to Asbestos?
  • Asbestos-related Diseases
  • Key Terms
  • Types of Asbestos Work
  • Injury and Fatality Statistics
  • Routes of Entry
  • Units of Concentration


  • Federal OSHA Regulations and Standards
  • Additional Resources
  • California Regulations and Standards
  • Contractor Registration
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Training

Hazard Awareness

  • Recognition of Health Hazards
  • Employee Exposure and Medical Records
  • Hazard Monitoring
  • Multi-employer Work Sites

Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

  • Hazard Classification
  • Health Hazard Classes
  • Labels
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Hazard Communication Program

Exposure Controls

  • Engineering Controls
  • Glove Bags and Glove Box Systems
  • Administrative and Work Practice Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Selecting Respiratory Protection
  • Respirator Components
  • Types of Respirators
  • Respiratory Protection Program


Additional Resources


Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

Employers are responsible for training employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and any regulations applicable to their work environment. In particular, any employee who handles or uses harmful or toxic substances must be trained on safe handling and use of the materials.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to Title 8 CCR, Section 1529 and 5208 Asbestos, training shall be provided prior to or at the time of initial assignment and at least annually thereafter.

What are the governing regulations?

This online California/OSHA Asbestos Awareness course is intended to provide workers and their employers with an introduction to Asbestos, its dangers, and California’s Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 1529, 5208, 8358 regulations. Additional training beyond the scope of this course is required for persons working with Asbestos that exceeds the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and for those involved in Class I, II, III, and IV removal.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

Ready to
GeT Started Today!

$14.99 / month or $180 / year

Includes all access to the Global eTraining
‘GeT Everything’ course library.
(see all courses)


Start Your Free Trial

Training 5 or more people?

Give your team All Access to the
entire Global eTraining ‘GeT Everything’
course library.

Buy For My Team

This course includes:

  • Upon successful completion, learners will obtain a GeT certification of completion indicating Hours / CEU / CME.


  • Full access to the entire Global eTraining ‘GeT Everything’ course library

'GeT Everything' For One Low Price!

All Courses for $14.99 per month or $180 annually

Start Your Free Trial Today!

Fill out the form below to access your free 7-Day trial of the ‘GeT Everything’ library.