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1-Hour Asbestos / Lead Awareness

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.

Who should take this course?
This DOB-approved SST course is designed for New York City construction workers seeking an SST Supervisor card under Local Law 196.

Workers who require this training may include:
  • Competent Persons
  • Construction Superintendents
  • Site Safety Coordinators
  • Site Safety Managers

1-Hour Asbestos / Lead Awareness
 (SST Course)

The presence of asbestos and lead in construction environments poses significant health risks, making
awareness and safe handling practices imperative. The Asbestos/Lead Awareness Training course is a
specialized program focusing on educating workers and supervisors about the dangers of asbestos and
lead in the construction industry. This course aligns with New York City’s commitment to worker safety
and health standards, particularly in renovation and demolition settings where asbestos and lead
exposure is a concern.

Participants will learn about the identification, handling, and proper disposal of asbestos and lead-
containing materials. The course also covers legal requirements, health implications, and protective
measures to minimize exposure risks. Through this training, workers and supervisors will gain the
knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a safe working environment, ensuring compliance with
safety regulations and safeguarding their health and that of their colleagues.

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Michael Philips has been in the Construction field for 30 years. He has a Bachelors and Masters Degree and has been teaching for over 20 years in San Francisco.
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