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1 Wisconsin Department of Health Services Asbestos & Lead Section Or Google key words: WI Asbestos NEW Asbestos Rule, DHS 159 Subchapter II Individual Certification

2 Background: Asbestos Diseases Asbestosis Scarring of lung tissue Lung Cancer Smokers exposed to asbestos have times the risk for lung cancer Macrophage on Asbestos Mesothelioma Fatal cancer of the pleural lining of chest or abdomen

3 Asbestos-related deaths

4 Age-adjusted Rate of Asbestosis Hospitalizations Asbestosis Rate (per million residents) Year Wisconsin is among states that have the lowest age-adjusted rate of asbestosis hospitalizations in the nation, but the rate has been increasing during this decade.

5 Asbestosis: most frequently recorded occupations on death certificate, COC Occupation Number Percent 585 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters Electricians Insulation workers Carpenters Laborers, except construction Supervisors, precision production occupations Boilermakers Managers and administrators, n.e.c Welders and cutters Janitors and cleaners All other occupations Occupation not reported TOTAL National Center for Health Statistics multiple cause of death data.

6 Malignant Mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that involves the lining of the chest or abdomen. Up to 90% of cases are caused by exposure to asbestos.

7 Malignant Mesothelioma Rate (per million residents) The rate of new cases of mesothelioma has been relatively steady in Wisconsin, but it is ABOVE the national average.

8 Many building products can contain Asbestos Here are some of them: –Transite cement siding –Floor tiles, sheet flooring –Mastic –Roofing –Spray-on ceilings and fire-proofing –Blown-in or vermiculite insulation –Window glazing –Caulk –Ductwork and wrap –Pipe insulation, –Plaster & wallboard joint compounds

9 Asbestos Regulation Revised asbestos rule, DHS 159, becomes effective May 1, 2009 Affects most Wisconsin contractors and landlords conducting renovations, painting and repairs

10 Subchapter II: Certification Requirements for Individuals

11 DHS APPLICABILITY This rule applies to a person that: –performs, claims to perform, offers to perform, supervises, or offers to supervise an asbestos abatement activity

12 DHS DEFINITIONS Asbestos abatement activity means any activity that disturbs asbestoscontaining material or suspect asbestoscontaining material, including, repair, enclosure, encapsulation, or removal Any air sampling or air Any air sampling or air monitoring conducted monitoring conducted

13 DHS DEFINITIONS Asbestoscontaining material orACM means:Asbestoscontaining material orACM means: –a material or product that contains more than 1% of asbestos, AND –A material meeting the definition of suspect asbestoscontaining material.

14 DHS DEFINITIONS Suspect asbestoscontaining material means –All untested materials used in or on building components with the exception of metal, glass, wood or fiberglass AND –Vermiculite insulation

15 Vermiculite

16 Rule applies to: MOST renovations that remove walls, transite siding, floor tiles, sheet flooring, mastics, windows with glazing, sprayed-on surfaces, plumbing, heating and ventilation insulation (other than fiberglass), and roofing and flashing materials require a certified asbestos abatement company to conduct the removal before other work can proceed.

17 DHS APPLICABILITY This rule applies to a person that: –performs, claims to perform, offers to perform, supervises, or offers to supervise an asbestos management activity such as inspections

18 DHS DEFINITIONS Asbestos management activity means an inspection for asbestoscontaining material…

19 DHS DEFINITIONS Asbestos inspection means any activities to determine the presence or location of asbestos by collecting samples of the materials… including in residential, commercial, industrial or public facilities

20 DHS APPLICABILITY This rule applies to a person that: –Performs or supervises an asbestos abatement activity OR –Performs or supervises an asbestos management activity

21 DHS DISCIPLINES Asbestos supervisor Asbestos worker Exterior asbestos supervisor - New Exterior asbestos worker - New Asbestos inspector Asbestos management planner Asbestos project designer

22 DHS Certification of an Individual Exterior Asbestos Supervisor Exterior Asbestos Supervisor Exterior Asbestos Worker Exterior Asbestos Worker May conduct asbestos abatement activities that involve only non-friable asbestos-containing material that remains non-friable, on the exterior, or building envelope, of a facility – such as roofing, siding and exterior window removal work May conduct asbestos abatement activities that involve only non-friable asbestos-containing material that remains non-friable, on the exterior, or building envelope, of a facility – such as roofing, siding and exterior window removal work

23 DHS Definition Friable means asbestos containing material that, when dry, can be crumbled or reduced to powder by hand pressure.Friable means asbestos containing material that, when dry, can be crumbled or reduced to powder by hand pressure.

24 DHS Exceptions to Certification Single Family Owner Occupied (do it yourself) Single Family Owner Occupied (do it yourself) Maintenance or repair work Maintenance or repair work -Generate no more than 1 waste bag 60x 60 -Must complete16-hr Operations and Maintenance training Operator of a motorized vehicle to demolish or remove a facility when ACM is allowed to remain under s. NR (1) Operator of a motorized vehicle to demolish or remove a facility when ACM is allowed to remain under s. NR (1) - Example: backhoe operator

25 DHS Initial Training Asbestos supervisor – 5 days Asbestos worker – 4 days Exterior asbestos supervisor – 2 days Exterior asbestos worker – 1 day Asbestos inspector – 3 days Asbestos management planner -2 days Asbestos project designer – 3 days

26 DHS Annual Refresher Training Asbestos supervisor – 1 day Asbestos worker – 1 day Exterior asbestos supervisor – 2 hours Exterior asbestos worker – Employer is responsible for annual refresher Asbestos inspector – ½ day Asbestos management planner - ½ day Asbestos project designer – 1 day

27 DHS Training Requirements Most recent training must be department accredited and held in Wisconsin –Show ID –Photograph taken –Pass a course test

28 DHS – Applying for Certification Applicants submit the following to DHS: Complete application form Complete application form Fee Fee Training history if not already submitted Training history if not already submitted Wisconsin Training Providers submit the following to DHS for their students: Student photograph Student photograph Course training certificate Course training certificate

29 DHS Certification Fees Asbestos supervisor - $125 Asbestos worker - $75 Exterior asbestos supervisor - $75 Asbestos inspector - $175 Asbestos management planner - $125 Project designer - $175 Exterior asbestos worker - $125* * No annual renewal fee for the exterior asbestos worker certification * No annual renewal fee for the exterior asbestos worker certification

30 DHS Provisional Certification Must submit complete application by fax, , or personal delivery before conducting regulated asbestos activities. Must submit complete application by fax, , or personal delivery before conducting regulated asbestos activities. May then conduct regulated asbestos activities for up to 30 calendar days after completing training or until receiving certification card whichever comes first. May then conduct regulated asbestos activities for up to 30 calendar days after completing training or until receiving certification card whichever comes first.

31 DHS – Individuals Responsibilities Must be associated with a Certified Asbestos Company Must be associated with a Certified Asbestos Company Must comply with asbestos-related laws Must comply with asbestos-related laws Person shall have the card on all regulated work sites (or training certificate if provisional certification applies) Person shall have the card on all regulated work sites (or training certificate if provisional certification applies)

32 DHS – Individuals Responsibilities WORK PRACTICE Requirements: –Protect the health and safety of occupants, visitors, and persons outside the regulated area –Follow any other applicable work practice standards and protocols under local ordinance or state or federal statutes or regulations.


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