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Chapter 3.2. California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA)
Subchapter 2. Regulations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health

Article 2.7. Approval of Courses and Course Providers

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§341.17. Approval of Asbestos Cement Pipe Training and Asbestos Cement Pipe Course Providers for the Purpose of Employer Exemption from Registration Requirements.

(a) Scope and Application.

Any course provider (individual or business entity) desiring to provide asbestos cement pipe training for the purpose of employer exemption from requirements for “asbestos-related work” as provided by Section 1529(r) and Labor Code Section 6501.8(c) shall apply for and obtain approval pursuant to this section.

(b) Criteria for Asbestos Cement Pipe Course Approval.

(1) Initial course. The course shall consist of a minimum of four (4) hours training for workers and for supervisors, and shall include, but is not limited to the following topics:

(A) The physical characteristics and health hazards of asbestos.

(B) The types of asbestos cement pipe an employee may encounter in his or her specific work assignments.

(C) Safe practices and procedures for minimizing asbestos exposures from operations involving asbestos cement pipe.

(D) A review of general industry and construction safety orders relating to asbestos exposure.

(E) Hands-on instruction using pipe and the tools and equipment employees will use in the work place.

(2) Refresher course. Annual re-training must be provided in accordance with Section 1529(k)(9)(B). The annual refresher shall include at least two hours of review of the important elements covered in the initial course, any changes in federal and state asbestos regulations, and the latest developments in state of the art practices for work involving asbestos cement pipe.

(c) Applying for Course Approval.

Any individual or entity that desires to provide Division approved asbestos cement pipe training may apply to the Division at this address:

DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
AC PIPE TRAINING APPROVAL
P.O. BOX 420603
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94142

The following information shall be provided:

(1) The name and address of the individual or entity providing the training, the name and title of the person submitting the application with his or her signature and a statement certifying that the information and material submitted will be used in the course for which approval is being sought, and the name, title, and telephone number of the person whom the Division should contact regarding course approval matters.

(2) A written description of the training topics and hands-on practices that will be taught, and a copy of any training documents and visual training aids that will be used.

(d) Application Fee.

(1) The application fee is $200 for the initial course and $100 for the annual refresher course.

(2) Remittance for the application fee shall be made payable to Asbestos Training Approval Account.

(3) The fee is not refundable.

(e) Process of Application.

(1) Within 25 business days of receipt of an application, the Division shall notify the applicant in writing that the application is approved and issue a Division Course Approval Number, or that the application is deficient. The notice shall specify what additional information or documentation is necessary when the application is found to be deficient.

(2) Within 15 business days of receipt of the requested additional information or documentation, the Division shall notify the applicant in writing that the application is approved and issue a Division Approval Number, or that the application is still deficient and denied.

(3) An applicant whose application is denied may submit a new application with another application fee.

(f) Training Records.

(1) To maintain the course approval, the course provider shall maintain records which give the names of the trainees, the dates that the training was provided, the name(s) of the instructor(s) giving the training, and the Division issued Course Approval Number. This applies whether or not the course provider is also the employer.

(2) The course provider shall provide a copy of the training records to the Division when requested.

(3) Training records shall be maintained for a minimum of three years.

(g) Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Course Approval and of Training Certificates.

(1) The Division may at any time, upon showing of good cause and after notice, revoke any course approval or training certificate issued pursuant to this section.

(2) All procedures for denial, suspension, or revocation shall follow the General Rules of Practice and Procedures in sections 340.40 through 340.52.

(3) The affected party may appeal the action of the Division following the General Rules of Practice and Procedures in sections 340.40 through 340.52.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 60.5, 6308 and 9021.9, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 6501 and 9021.9, Labor Code; and Section 1529, Title 8, California Code of Regulations.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 10-9-2003; operative 11-8-2003 (Register 2003, No. 41).

2. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (g)(2) filed 12-22-2003 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2003, No. 52).

3. Amendment of subsections (g) and (g)(1), repealer and new subsections (g)(2) and (g)(3), repealer of subsections (g)(4)-(g)(6) and amendment of Note filed 5-20-2011; operative 6-19-2011 (Register 2011, No. 20).


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