10A NCAC 41C .0608       TRAINING COURSE INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS

(a)  Any person seeking approval as an instructor for courses covered under 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E, Appendix C, Rule .0603(a)(3) and .0611 of this Section shall meet the applicable requirements listed in this Rule.

(b)  All training course providers shall submit, or cause to be submitted, to the Program the following:

(1)           a completed application on a form provided by the Program with the following information:

(A)          name, address, and telephone number of the applicant;

(B)          name, address and telephone number of the training provider that is employing the applicant;

(2)           when training course completion is a requirement, confirmation of completion of an approved training course; the confirmation shall be in the form of an original certificate of completion of the approved training course or the following information: the course title, dates of instruction, names of instructors, name, address and telephone number of the training provider;

(3)           when education is a requirement, a copy of the diploma or other written documentation;

(4)           when work experience is a requirement, documentation of relevant work history, including employer name, address and telephone number, positions held, dates when positions were held, and copies of any licenses, registrations, certifications or accreditations that are relevant to the subject matter to be taught; and

(5)           when experience as an instructor is a requirement, documentation of relevant instructional experience including name of training courses taught, topics taught for each course, inclusive dates of each training course, and name, address and telephone number of each training organization for which experience is claimed.

(c)  Work practice topics for each shall include:

(1)           for the worker and roofing worker courses: state‑of‑the‑art work practices;

(2)           for the supervisor and roofing supervisor courses: state‑of‑the‑art work practices, and techniques for asbestos abatement activities;

(3)           for the inspector course: pre‑inspection planning and review of previous inspection records, inspecting for friable and nonfriable asbestos containing materials and assessing the condition of friable asbestos containing materials, bulk sampling/documentation of asbestos in schools, recordkeeping and writing inspection reports;

(4)           for the management planner course: evaluation/interpretation of survey results, hazard assessment, developing an operations and maintenance plan, recordkeeping for the management planner, and assembling and submitting the management plan;

(5)           for the abatement designer course: safety system design specifications, designing abatement solutions, budgeting/cost estimation, writing abatement specifications, preparing abatement drawings and occupied buildings; and

(6)           for the project monitor course: asbestos abatement contracts, specifications and drawings, response actions and abatement practices, air monitoring strategies, conducting visual inspections, and recordkeeping and report writing.

(d)  Instructors for work practice topics, hands‑on exercises, workshops, or field trips where required for courses covered under 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E, Appendix C shall meet the following requirements as applicable:

(1)           For the worker initial and refresher and the supervisor initial and refresher courses:

(A)          the applicant shall have successfully completed the initial and subsequent refresher training course requirements for supervisor; and

(B)          the applicant shall meet at least one of the following education and asbestos work experience combinations:

(i)            If the applicant does not possess either a high school diploma or equivalent, the applicant shall:

(I)            have at least 1440 hours experience in a worker or supervisory capacity in a contained work area; and

(II)          have at least 360 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved worker course.

(ii)           If the applicant possesses either a high school diploma or equivalent, the applicant shall:

(I)            have at least 960 hours experience in a worker, supervisory, or consulting capacity in a contained work area; or

(II)          have at least 240 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved asbestos worker or supervisor course or other occupational safety and health or environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(iii)          If the applicant possesses at least an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, the applicant shall:

(I)            have at least 480 hours experience in a worker, supervisory, or consulting capacity in a contained area; or

(II)          have at least 120 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved asbestos worker or supervisor course or other occupational safety and health or environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(2)           For the inspector initial and refresher courses:

(A)          the applicant shall have successfully completed the initial and subsequent refresher training course requirements for inspector; and

(B)          the applicant shall meet at least one of the following education and asbestos work experience combinations:

(i)            If the applicant possesses either a high school diploma or equivalent, the applicant shall:

(I)            have documented experience, including asbestos inspections in at least 1,000,000 square feet of building space in the past three years; or

(II)          have at least 60 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved inspector course or other occupational safety and health or environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(ii)           If the applicant possesses at least an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, the applicant shall:

(I)            have documented experience, including asbestos inspections in at least 500,000 square feet of building space in the past three years; or

(II)          have at least 40 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved inspector course or other occupational safety and health and environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(3)           For the management planner initial and refresher courses:

(A)          the applicant shall have successfully completed the initial and subsequent refresher training course requirements for management planner; and

(B)          the applicant shall meet at least one of the following education and asbestos work experience combinations:

(i)            If the applicant possesses either a high school diploma or equivalent, the applicant shall:

(I)            have documented management planning experience showing at least 25 management plans or reinspection reports written in the past three years, or documented experience as the management consultant for at least 25 asbestos projects in the past three years, or a combination of management plans and projects managed; or

(II)          have at least 48 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved management planner course or other occupational safety and health or environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(ii)           If the applicant possesses at least an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, the applicant shall:

(I)            have documented management planning experience showing at least 12 management plans or reinspection reports written in the past three years, or documented experience as the management consultant for at least 12 asbestos projects in the past three years, or a combination of management plans and projects managed; or

(II)          have at least 32 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved management planner course or other occupational safety and health or environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(4)           For the project designer initial and refresher courses:

(A)          the applicant shall have successfully completed the initial and subsequent refresher training course requirements for abatement project designer; and

(B)          the applicant shall meet at least one of the following education and asbestos work experience combinations:

(i)            If the applicant possesses either a high school diploma or equivalent, the applicant shall:

(I)            have documented asbestos abatement project design experience including the design of at least 12 asbestos projects in the past three years; or

(II)          have at least 30 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved abatement project designer course or other occupational safety and health and environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(ii)           If the applicant possesses at least an associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, the applicant shall:

(I)            have documented asbestos abatement project design experience, including the design of at least six asbestos projects in the past three years; or

(II)          have at least 20 hours as an instructor in an Environmental Protection Agency‑approved or Environmental Protection Agency state approved abatement project designer course or other occupational safety and health and environmental courses required to meet federal and state regulations.

(5)           For the project monitor initial and refresher courses:

(A)          the applicant shall meet the qualifications for project designer instructor under Subparagraph (d)(4) of this Rule or the qualifications for supervisor instructor under Subparagraph (d)(1) of this Rule to teach the work practice topics of asbestos abatement contracts, specifications and drawings or response action and abatement practices;

(B)          the applicant for work practice topics of air monitoring strategies, conducting visual inspections, and recordkeeping and report writing shall:

(i)            possess either a high school diploma or equivalent;

(ii)           successfully complete a NIOSH 582 course or Program approved equivalent, or a Program approved project monitor course; and

(iii)          have documented asbestos air monitoring experience on at least six asbestos removals.

(6)           All instructors approved under Paragraph (d) of this Rule shall take a refresher training in at least one discipline from a training provider other than their employer every other year.

(e)  Instructors who teach one or more segments of a training course covered under 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E, Appendix C, Rule .0603(a) or Rule .0611 of this Section (other than work practice topics, hands-on exercises, workshops, or field trips) shall meet the following requirements:

(1)           be actively working in the field of expertise in which training is conducted; and

(2)           have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

(f)  Instructors for a Program approved NIOSH 582 or Program approved equivalent shall meet the following requirements:

(1)           have a high school diploma or equivalent;

(2)           attend the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's NIOSH 582 training course or a Program approved equivalent course; and

(3)           for teaching the NIOSH 7400 Method, have at least three months work experience as a microscopist performing analysis using the NIOSH 7400 Method.

(g)  Instructors who teach work practice or hands-on topics in Program approved roofing worker or roofing supervisor initial or refresher courses shall meet the following requirements:

(1)           have a high school diploma or equivalent;

(2)           successfully complete either an initial asbestos supervisor or initial asbestos roofing supervisor course, and subsequent annual refreshers courses;

(3)           successfully complete an initial asbestos inspector course; and

(4)           have at least three months' experience as a roofing supervisor or foreman or asbestos supervisor.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑447; P.L. 99‑519;

Eff. October 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1996.