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Weatherization Basics
Lead Safe Weatherization
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Environmental Hazards Overview

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Respiratory Hazards: Asbestos

Respiratory Hazards: Fiberglass

Respiratory Hazards: Radon

Mold and Moisture

Personal Protective Equipment for Environmental Hazards
Job Safety for Weatherization
Essential Customer Service
Construction Basics
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Respiratory Hazards: Asbestos

A range of materials found on weatherization worksites pose serious respiratory hazards to workers. This lesson focuses on one - asbestos - commonly found in older homes. It introduces methods to minimize exposure and outlines the safety precautions workers must take when working with or around these hazards.

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Explain how asbestos is used
  • Describe where asbestos may be found in buildings
  • Understand why asbestos fibers can cause health problems
  • Identify the health problems typically caused by asbestos fibers
  • Know how to protect weatherization professionals, as well as the home's occupants


Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Respiratory Hazards: Asbestos

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