Asbestos O & M Refresher




This online course satisfies the classroom portion of the required annual refresher to maintain certification under AHERA, and the OSHA standards. It is a course which reviews the O&M duties and responsibilities and covers recent changes and advances in technology.  According to OSHA, Operations and Maintenance training is for workers involved in Class III asbestos work.  This training allows a person to complete a project that includes removal or repair of up to three linear or three square feet of asbestos containing materials.

The remaining “Hands-On” portion of this course will be satisfied at our Collinsville, IL facility.


  • Background Information on Asbestos
  • Health Effects of Asbestos, Including the increased risk for Smokers
  • Respiratory Protection & Protective Clothing
  • Maintenance Related Response Actions
  • Glove-Bag Procedures
  • The Importance of Cleaning Up Properly
  • Waste Disposal Procedures
  • Other Safety & Health Issues
  • Final Course Examination

Who Should Attend:

This course is required training (under U.S. EPA/AHERA) for all school workers whose activities will disturb asbestos-containing materials. O & M training is required under the recently revised OSHA Asbestos Construction Industry Standard for both workers and Competent Persons engaged in the Class III work category.


OSHA requires that all employers provide sixteen hours of operations and maintenance

(O&M) Initial training to any employee who is “likely to disturb” asbestos-containing material during repair or maintenance activities. (Under the new regulations, such work is now considered Class III abatement.)

SPECIAL NOTE: All students who are taking a refresher course MUST provide a copy of their current (non-expired) training certificate prior to payment. Call us at 618-855-4764 to make arrangements to send us your current certificate. You can send a scan or digital copy to

NEW USERS register by filling in the necessary information during the purchase process.  Enter your username in this format (Firstname.Lastname example: John.Smith) and choose a password.  Write them down somewhere secure.  Be careful to keep them safe, they will allow you to track your progress and access your results (including your certificates).  You’ll need to use your legal first and last names as you register, these will be placed on your certificate upon completion of your course(s).  After purchase, go to the “My Account ” page found on the main menu bar.  Find your course and click on the title.