Lead and Asbestos in Construction


This course is not intended as a substitute for experience, however the information learned throughout the course will assist the student in recognizing the requirements, expectations, dangers, and goals of identification and procedures for Lead and Asbestos on Government Construction Projects.


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Working in building development and construction, you can often find yourself working in areas with the potential of hazardous materials such as lead, asbestos, or both. These hazardous materials each come with unique challenges and hazards, such as lead or asbestos exposure and the physical dangers of coming into contact with either.  All Titan University courses focus on Government Construction projects such as USACE, NAVFAC, DOT, DOD, VA, and Government-Funded State and County heavy construction projects.

What is Lead & Asbestos Training?

Not only will this course help you stay safe on the jobsite, but you will also understand what must be done to stay in compliance with the contract and make sure co-workers stay protected as well. This course will answer common on-the-job questions such as: “What do class 1 asbestos jobs involve?” and “What are the OSHA asbestos training requirements?”

Who Should Take the Lead & Asbestos in Construction Course?

This course is ideal for most professionals and workers in the construction industry, including, but not limited to, all workers on sites that have the potential for lead or asbestos exposure, Site Safety and Health Officers, Construction Managers, and Superintendents.

You Are Learning From The Best

TITAN not only develops and teaches online Safety, Quality Control, and Environmental Courses, we are on construction sites all across America every day providing Safety, Quality Control and Environmental expertise to some of the biggest names in the Government Construction industry.

Experience, Reputation, Dedication

When will I receive my certificate?

You’ll receive your certificate right after completing your course with a passing score of 70% or more.

How do I find my certificate?

There are a few places you’ll find your certificate.


As soon as you pass your course, a button to download your certificate will display towards the top of your screen.


On the dropdown menu, using your mouse, hover over the link “Courses”. You’ll then be able to click on or Certificates”.

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You can also find a certificate link on the far-left sidebar of the same screen you’re on now.  Your certificates are located within the 4th icon down which looks like a piece of paper.

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Just in case you’re having a hard time, contact us by clicking the “Chat with us” button on the bottom of the screen, or give us a call at 407-714-9670.

Where can I find the downloadable course materials?

When you begin your course, on the first Module, you will see a small icon towards the top of the screen called Course Materials. Click the icon and download from there. Or, at the very top of each Module, you will see a link reading: Download Course Materials. You don’t have to download the materials from each page, they are simply on every page to remind you to download them before it’s too late.

If I’m having a problem taking a course, can I get help?

First, we want you to know, we are here to help you! Whether you’re having a problem or have a suggestion, we want to hear from you. There are a few ways to reach out to us.

Online Chat

Towards the bottom of your screen, you’ll see a “Chat with Us” button. Give the button a click and you’ll be speaking to a Titan University Support Rep in no time. Chat support is available from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday eastern time.


Phone support is available from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday eastern time. The number is  407-714-9670. You can also choose to leave us a message with your name and phone number. We check our messages even if it’s the weekend.

Contact Form

If you’re having problems after business hours, or over the weekend, use our contact form located here http://titanuniversity.org/contact-us/ Let us know how we can help you and the best way to reach you. We check our messages frequently even during non-business hours.

The Forum

Our forum is full of people just like yourself, people who work in construction, mostly government construction and are contractors, superintendents, project managers, quality control manager, schedulers, and site safety and health officers. Most everyone is willing to help. When logged in, at the top of your screen, just click the forum link, and ask away. You never know who will be in there! A co-worker, a new job offer, a new employee, or new friend. Here’s a link.

When was AHERA enacted?

AHERA, the Asbestos Hazard Energy Response Act was implemented under the Toxic Substance Control Act in 1986. It was established to put protocols and procedures in place to deal with asbestos in school buildings. Since the asbestos materials and products present in schools are often very old, they can break down and become friable, which can pose a hazard to students, teachers, and other school employees.

What do class 1 asbestos jobs involve?

Class 1 asbestos work is the most hazardous class for asbestos jobs. Class 1 would be required for the removal of asbestos-containing thermal system insulation and sprayed-on or troweled-on surfacing materials.

Employers must presume that thermal system insulation and surfacing material found in pre-1981 construction is ACM.

Thermal system insulation includes ACM applied to pipes, boilers, tanks, ducts, or other structural components to prevent heat loss or gain. Surfacing materials include decorative plaster on ceilings and walls; acoustical materials on decking, walls, and ceilings; and fireproofing on structural members.

What’s the most effective way to clean contaminated clothing?

Employers must ensure that the laundering of clothing contaminated with hazardous materials such as asbestos does not release airborne asbestos in excess of the PEL or STEL. Employers who give contaminated clothing to other persons for laundering must inform them of the requirement to follow procedures that do not release airborne asbestos in excess of the PEL or STEL.

Employers must transport contaminated clothing in sealed, impermeable bags or other closed impermeable containers bearing appropriate labels. The competent person must examine employee work suits at least once per work shift for rips or tears. Rips or tears found while an employee is working must be mended or the work suit replaced immediately.

What is hazardous building?

Any structure used for permanent or temporary habitation or other purposes, including buildings that are closed permanently or abandoned, that presents a significant and unforeseen risk to emergency personnel.

  • Any building undergoing demolition or renovation that involves the removal or the Alteration of any load bearing structural components or safety elements, stairs rails, etc.
  • Any building under construction or renovation where hazardous materials are used or stored, that present a significant hazard to emergency personnel.
  • Any building where free asbestos is known to be present.
  • Any building that due to its condition, is subject to structural collapse without warning.

What are the OSHA asbestos training requirements?

  • 29 CFR 1910.1001,
  • 29 CFR 1915.1001,
  • 29 CFR 1926.1101, and
  • AHERA 40 CFR 763.92(a)(1)

Where can I get OSHA asbestos awareness training?

The course is coming soon to Titan University!

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