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Asbestos Awareness for Building Occupants

Course Code:  WTD166

Course Name:  Asbestos Awareness for Building Occupants

Prerequisite:  None

Department:  Environmental Health & Safety

Length of Session:  1 Hour

Audience:  All employees, Students, and Vendors

Session Description:  The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is offering asbestos awareness training to anyone interested in learning more about what asbestos is, health concerns associated with it and where it can be found on campus.  Asbestos can be found in almost every building on campus with the exception of those built in the last few years. It is most common to find asbestos in any building built before 1981. We have found asbestos applied to ceilings, between floors, vermiculite insulation, on plumbing, inside some doors, as parts of HVAC systems, air ducts, floor tiles, glues and mastics, as well as architectural features. As long as the asbestos is not damaged, there is no hazard to building occupants. If the asbestos is damaged, we try to get it fixed as quickly as possible to avoid endangering building occupants.

This Training session can also be brought to your department.  To learn more about this opportunity, please email learning-develop-hr@sku.edu or contact Shane Garrett via email at Shanejg@ksu.edu.  

Session Objectives:  As a result of this session, participants will:

  • Define asbestos
  • Identify suspect building materials on campus and at home
  • Understand the health concerns associated with airborne asbestos
  • Know which department to contact if there is an asbestos related concern.

You may enroll through HRIS Self-Enrollment to receive immediate confirmation (see the Employee Self Service Learning & Development directions for more information). Or e-mail learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu and include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title and course date. Enrollment will be confirmed by an e-mail response to the sender.

It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the necessary departmental approvals prior to enrolling.

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