Class Descriptions


Accredited Asbestos AHERA Building Inspector Initial Course; 3-Day (24-Hour)

Successful completion of this class is mandatory for those individuals who are expected to take bulk samples of suspected asbestos containing materials.
The training course is consistent with current regulations:
• EPA 40 CFR 763, Subpart E
• EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP)
• Federal OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.1101.
The MAP requires the use of trained and accredited asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos inspections or designing and conducting response actions at schools, public and commercial buildings. The lessons cover the minimum regulatory requirements and practical hands-on exercises for bulk sampling and respiratory protection.
The initial course requires successful completion of the class and a final exam score of 70% or higher based on a 50-question multiple choice exam.

Accredited Asbestos Building Inspector Refresher Course, Half-day (4-Hour):

After completion of the initial class, an annual 4-hour refresher course, prior to the current card expiration date is required to maintain certification and ability to properly take samples.


Accredited Asbestos Building Inspector Refresher Course, Half-day (4-Hour)

Successful completion of this annual refresher class is mandatory for those individuals who have completed the Building Inspector Initial course and who are expected to take bulk samples of suspect asbestos containing materials.
The training course is consistent with current regulations:
• EPA 40 CFR 763, Subpart E
• EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP)
• Federal OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.1101.
The refresher course requires successful completion of the class and a final exam score of 70% or higher based on a 30-question multiple choice exam.
The MAP requires the use of trained and accredited asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos inspections or designing or conducting response actions at schools and public and commercial buildings. There are lessons covering the minimum regulatory requirements for proper sampling and respiratory protection.


Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Certification Course; 5-Day (40-Hour)

Successful completion of the 40-Hour Asbestos Supervisor class is mandatory for those individuals who will supervise asbestos abatement projects or directly oversee employees working in regulated asbestos abatement work areas.
Note: This course IS NOT the Asbestos Worker class (See “Certified Asbestos Worker Initial Course; 4-Day (32-Hour)”.
A certified asbestos abatement supervisor may then perform the duties of the OSHA Competent Person for asbestos abatement projects as defined in 29CFR1926-1101(b) Definitions.
The training course is consistent with current regulations:
• EPA 40 CFR 763, Subpart E
• EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP)
• Federal OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.1101.
The course includes:
• Supervision and management principles
• Administrative programs (e.g., other Safety and Environmental Regulations)
• Selection and use of engineering controls
• Principles of air monitoring
• Respiratory protection programs
• Personal protective equipment
• Decontamination
• Abatement work practices
• Material disposal

There are practical hands-on exercises for:
• Proper donning/doffing/cleaning/fit testing of respiratory protection
• Calibration of air monitoring equipment
• Perform glove-bag/pipe wrap simulation exercise
• How to establish three-stage personnel decontamination
Certification license cards are issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality OAR 340-248-0130.
The initial course requires successful contiguous completion of the class and a final exam score of 70% or higher based on a 100 question multiple choice exam.

Certified Asbestos Supervisor Refresher Course; 8-Hour:

After completion of the initial class, an annual 4-hour refresher course, prior to the current card expiration date is required to maintain certification and ability to properly take samples.


Certified Asbestos Supervisor Refresher Course; One day (8-Hour)

Successful completion of this annual refresher class is mandatory for those individuals who have completed the Asbestos Supervisor Initial course.
The training course is consistent with current regulations:
• EPA 40 CFR 763, Subpart E
• EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP)
• Federal OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.1101.
The MAP requires the use of trained and accredited asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos abatement.


Certified Asbestos Worker Initial Course; 4-Day (32-Hour)

Successful completion of this 32-Hour Asbestos Worker class is mandatory for those individuals who will be working in regulated asbestos abatement work areas.
Note: This course IS NOT for those who supervise asbestos projects and abatement projects (See “40-Hour Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Accredited Course”).
The training course is consistent with current regulations:
• EPA 40 CFR 763, Subpart E
• EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP)
• Federal OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.1101.
Topics include:
• Descriptions of asbestos types
• Uses of asbestos in building materials
• Health hazards of asbestos exposure
• Regulations regarding worker protection
• Decontamination
• Personal protective equipment
• Site safety
• State of the art work practices and engineering controls

Hands-on exercises include
• Use of respirators
• Removal and repair of simulated asbestos materials
• Glove-bag installation
• Containment construction
• Decontamination
• Proper regulated area entry and exit procedures
The initial course requires successful completion of the class and a final exam score of 70% or higher based on a 100-question multiple choice exam.
Certification license cards are issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality OAR 340-248-0130.

Certified Asbestos Worker Refresher Course; 8-Hour:

After completion of the initial class, an annual 4-hour refresher course, prior to the current card expiration date is required to maintain certification and ability to properly take samples.


Certified Asbestos Worker Refresher Course; One day (8-Hour)

Successful completion of this annual refresher class is mandatory for those individuals who have completed the Asbestos Worker Initial course.
The training course is consistent with current regulations:
• EPA 40 CFR 763, Subpart E
• EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP)
• Federal OSHA regulations 29 CFR 1926.1101.
The MAP requires the use of trained and accredited asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos abatement.


Initial Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; 3-day (24-Hour)

Note: General site workers who are required to wear respirators, shall have a total of 40 hours of off-site training in the Initial Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; 5-day (40-Hour).

Workers will be required to complete 24-hours off-site training
• That occasionally perform a specific limited task, such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying.
• Who are not exposed over permissible exposure limits of hazardous chemicals
• Who are not required to wear respirators.
Workers who perform:
Cleanup operations required by a governmental body (federal, state, local or other) involving hazardous substances conducted at uncontrolled hazardous-waste sites.
Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.)
Voluntary cleanup operations at sites recognized by a federal, state, local, or other governmental bodies as uncontrolled hazardous-waste sites.
Operations at hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations parts 264 and 265 pursuant to the RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations.
Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous substances (regardless of the hazard’s location.
Topics to be covered:
• Review of pertinent OSHA regulations and requirements
• Understand the principles of toxicology and types of chemical exposures
• Describe corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals
• Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace
• Hazard Communication Standard; Bloodborne Pathogen Program
• Respiratory Protection
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Decontamination
• Site security
• Personnel and Site exposure monitoring and Medical Surveillance
• Confined Space Entry
• Emergency Response and Spill Response principles
• Soil and liquid waste material sampling
• Excavation, trenching & shoring, ladders, scaffolding, fire extinguishers
Successful completion of this class is required for those who work on or supervise workers on hazardous waste clean-up sites as defined by 29CFR1910.120e. Oregon DEQ Department of Environmental Quality, Federal EPA Environmental Protection Agency, Federal and Oregon OSHA require and enforce this training on behalf of the public.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher; 8-Hours is required every year to maintain certification.


Initial Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; 5-day (40-Hour)

General site workers who are required to wear respirators, shall have a total of 40 hours of off-site training in this class.

Note: If workers will not be exposed over the permissible exposure limit or required to wear respirators, the Initial Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; 3-day (24-Hour) may be appropriate.

Workers who perform:
Cleanup operations required by a governmental body (federal, state, local or other) involving hazardous substances conducted at uncontrolled hazardous-waste sites.
Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.)
Voluntary cleanup operations at sites recognized by a federal, state, local, or other governmental bodies as uncontrolled hazardous-waste sites.
Operations at hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations parts 264 and 265 pursuant to the RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations.
Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous substances (regardless of the hazard’s location.
Topics to be covered:
• Review of pertinent OSHA regulations and requirements
• Understand the principles of toxicology and types of chemical exposures
• Describe corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals
• Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace
• Hazard Communication Standard; Bloodborne Pathogen Program
• Respiratory Protection
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Decontamination
• Site security
• Personnel and Site exposure monitoring and Medical Surveillance
• Confined Space Entry
• Emergency Response and Spill Response principles
• Soil and liquid waste material sampling
• Excavation, trenching & shoring, ladders, scaffolding, fire extinguishers

Successful completion of this class is required for those who work on or supervise workers on hazardous waste clean-up sites as defined by 29CFR1910.120e. Oregon DEQ Department of Environmental Quality, Federal EPA Environmental Protection Agency, Federal and Oregon OSHA require and enforce this training on behalf of the public.

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher; 8-Hours is required every year to maintain certification.


Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher; 1-Day (8-Hours)

Successful completion of this annual refresher class is required for those who completed a 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER and work on, or supervise workers who work on, hazardous waste clean-up sites as defined by 29CFR1910.120e.

Annual HAZWOPER Refresher training is required every year to maintain certification.


Mold Remediation Worker Course; 16-Hours

Successful completion of this class is for those individuals who will work mold abatement projects or directly oversee mold abatement workers.
The training course is consistent with the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Guide and R520 Standards (http://www.iicrc.org).
The course includes concepts of:
• What is Mold? Its symptoms and problems
• Selection and use of engineering controls
• Mold remediation work practices
• Air monitoring for mold exposure and spore identification
• Respiratory protection and programs
• Personal protective equipment
• Decontamination
• Material disposal
• Principles of supervision and management
• Administrative programs (e.g., safety and environmental regulations)
The initial course requires successful completion of the class and a final exam score of 70% or higher based on a 50-question multiple choice exam.

Mold Remediation REFRESHER: Completing an annual 4-hour refresher course prior to the current card expiration date is recommended to maintain certification.


Mold Remediation Worker Refresher Course; 4-Hours

Completing an annual 4-hour refresher course prior to the current card expiration date is recommended to maintain certification for those individuals who will work mold abatement projects or directly oversee mold abatement workers.
The training course is consistent with the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Guide and R520 Standards (http://www.iicrc.org).
The course includes concepts of:
• What is Mold? Its symptoms and problems
• Selection and use of engineering controls
• Mold remediation work practices
• Air monitoring for mold exposure and spore identification
• Respiratory protection and programs
• Personal protective equipment
• Decontamination
• Material disposal
• Principles of supervision and management
• Administrative programs (e.g., safety and environmental regulations)


Respiratory Protection Training; 2-Hours

This will satisfy the OSHA training requirements for any employee who is required to wear a respirator in the workplace. OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29CFR1910.134.
Workplace hazards may include incidental asbestos exposure, industrial chemical vapors, toxic dusts, mold and other microorganisms.
This training will provide basic information on the use and care of respirators so employees will know when to wear respiratory protection.
The regulations require that the employer shall ensure each employee can demonstrate knowledge of the following:
• Why and when respirator use is required.
• Proper fit, usage and maintenance.
• Capabilities and limitations of the respirator.
• How to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations, including malfunctions.
• How to inspect, fit check, don, doff and properly use the respirator.
• Maintenance and proper storage of the respirator.
• Limitations on the effective use of respirators.
Respiratory protection training and fit testing is required prior to an employee wearing a respirator in the workplace.
OSHA requires that annual respiratory protection training and refreshers be provided to employees covered by the Respiratory Protection Standard.
Qualitative respirator fit testing is available during class for employees who:
• Provide their own respiratory protection equipment at time of class,
• Are clean shaven and
• Have a completed OSHA Respiratory Protection Medical Evaluation Questionnaire which has been reviewed and approved by a Licensed Health Care Professional.


Lead Based Paint Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial Training; 1-Day (8-Hours)

Required for those who supervise or work on projects involving renovation, repair, or painting of in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools in which greater than six square feet of tested lead based paint (LBP) is disturbed.
Renovation, Repair and Painting Firms must be certified for work in Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and must use trained RRP renovators according to the rule in
40CFR745 Subpart E.:
• To plan the project
• To supervise lead-safe trained workers
• To insure proper set-up of dust control
• To insure the continuing use of lead-safe work practices
• To verify clean-up
• To implement and document cleaning verification
OHA and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each have jurisdiction in Oregon State to require this training and subsequently are expected to enforce on behalf of the public, the requirements of this training.
Refresher training is required every five (5) years and consists of a 4-hour refresher training program.


Lead Based Paint Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) RefresherTraining; 1/2-Day (4-Hours)

Required every five years for those who previously completed the RRP Initial Training and who supervise or work on projects involving renovation, repair, or painting of in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools in which greater than six square feet of tested lead based paint (LBP) is disturbed.
Renovation, Repair and Painting Firms must be certified for work in Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and must use trained RRP renovators:
• To plan the project
• To supervise lead-safe trained workers
• To insure proper set-up of dust control
• To insure the continuing use of lead-safe work practices
• To verify clean-up
• To implement and document cleaning verification

OHA and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each have jurisdiction in Oregon State to require this training and subsequently are expected to enforce on behalf of the public, the requirements of this training.