When you are renovating your kitchen you should be aware of serious health and safety concerns as you may be exposed to asbestos and this can cause harm to yourself as well as those living in the same house as you. This is why you need to test materials for asbestos.
Look at the following areas prior to the outset of the renovation.
- Splash-backs – the glue used for the splash-back and/or the tile may contain asbestos.
- Kitchen Tiles –9″ vinyl or asphalt-based floor tiles, 12” vinyl tiles and sheet linoleum made prior to 1990.
- Kitchen Tile Adhesive – the glue used for kitchen flooring materials.
- Hot water insulation – asbestos coatings used to insulate hot water.
- Ducting – moving or replacing ducting work – check for tape at the joints as some may contain asbestos.
- Drywall – you’ll need to have the drywall tested before disposal or removal as it may contain asbestos
- Ceramic Tile – Underlay sheeting for ceramic tiles may contain asbestos.
- Ceilings – including drop ceiling, popcorn ceiling, and plaster may contain asbestos.
Asbestos, OSHA & AHERA Training Via Classroom & Online
The Asbestos Institute has provided EPA and Cal/OSHA-accredited safety training since 1988. From OSHA 10 to hazmat training and asbestos certification, our trusted and experienced instructors make sure participants get the high-quality initial and refresher training they need.
We train on-site at our headquarters in Phoenix, AZ or at our clients’ sites across the U.S. We offer both English and Spanish courses. Browse Classroom Classes
Online courses allow you to align your learning with your personal schedule. This is a great option for students with family and work commitments. Browse Online Classes
Live webinars allow you to watch instructors on demand from the comfort of your home or office. Learn, chat with other students, and ask questions in real-time. Browse Live Webinars
The Asbestos Institute is not the official authority to determine OSHA training requirements, which are set forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. OSHA regulations are always being revised, added, and/or deleted, so you must not rely on The Asbestos Institute as the official authority of OSHA asbestos training requirements. Visit the official OSHA Asbestos Training Requirements page here.