Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety General Asbestos Awareness: Online Training

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Hundreds of common materials are likely to contain asbestos. Pictures in this training show examples of damaged, potentially damaged, and undamaged materials that are likely to contain asbestos. The important thing is to notice materials that appear to you to be damaged – and to report it.

Place your mouse on each picture and wait for text to appear. You may be tested on this information. It is important for you to learn to recognize reportable damage, but you will not be tested on individual pictures.
Thermal insulation (troweled, sprayed, or pre-formed)
This ladder could damage pipe insulation and should be moved This insulated pipe should be better protected from bumping This duct insulation is hazardous and should be reported Preformed pipe insulation should be tested for asbestos

Furnace ducts, steam pipes, and boilers insulated with an asbestos blanket
Cement sheet, millboard, and paper used as insulation around furnaces, flues, and stoves
Could the notched shelf damage this insulated flue pipe? Ask. The asbestos paper unwrapping from this pipe is hazardous This tube furnace didn't contain asbestos - but could have

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