Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos Awareness

The course provides staff members with an overview of asbestos, and how to follow proper procedures needed to ensure everyone's safety. Topics include: asbestos regulations and schools, origins of asbestos, uses of asbestos, health risks, asbestos abatement and the role of staff.

  1. Full Course - 58 minutes
    This course is designed for all school staff.
  2. Refresher - 25 minutes
    This refresher course is for all school staff members.
  3. K-12 Full 2 Hour - 2 hours
    This is a 2 hour version of asbestos awareness designed to meet the AHERA requirements
  4. Refresher (en espanol) - 35 minutes
    Refresher (en espanol)
Course Authors
Dr. Joseph Guth
Guth is the president and principal expert of Scientific and Forensic Services Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia. With experience as a chemist, biophysicist, biochemist, toxicologist, microbiologist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene certified industrial hygienist, university professor, laboratory director, researcher and consultant, he provides a comprehensive view on public health issues. He has served as an expert witness in numerous legal settings.


Scott Bourdon
Scott Bourdon is a certified industrial hygienist, a certified safety professional and a registered environmental health specialist. His career includes environmental health and safety management and technical work for the second largest K-12 school district in the United States and the two largest public university systems in California. Asbestos concerns played a prominent role in these positions, and he has been able to apply that experience to private sector consulting and safety training.