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Asbestos Inspector Duties

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This is journeyman level work in the repair, maintenance, and removal of various types of materials containing asbestos.

Work involves the performance of asbestos abatement operations in accordance with established procedures and in compliance with regulatory agency guidelines. Assignments are made in the form of written or oral instructions.


Performs abatement work on boilers, steam pipes, HVAC duct, chill water pumps, pipes and fittings, fume hoods, heat exchangers, sprayed-on wall and ceiling materials, and VAT flooring to remove and/or control asbestos fibers.

Utilizes established methods and procedures to ensure safety to self and others and compliance with regulatory agency guidelines.

Sets up asbestos containment barriers and negative air equipment as necessary.

Performs abatement procedures utilizing a variety of tools and equipment (e.g., negative air equipment,

HEPA units, sprayers, hand and power tools such as drills, chippers, sanders, brushes, hammers, etc.)

Identifies potential safety hazards in work areas and takes appropriate action to ensure safety to self and others.

Disconnects and removes pipe, lab equipment, fume hoods, and the like as necessary to implement abatement procedures.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school, on-the-job training in asbestos abatement; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of asbestos abatement.

Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to work from oral and written instructions, sketches, and diagrams.

Ability to work effectively while wearing protective respiratory equipment.

Ability to work from ladders and scaffolds.



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