8 AAC 61.680 - Minimum instructor qualifications

(a) An instructor of a training program that certifies persons under 8 AAC 61.720 must
(1) be an industrial hygienist who
(A) is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene; or
(B) has asbestos field experience doing air and bulk asbestos sampling and has made written recommendations to an employer or organization on at least three occasions, regarding the abatement of asbestos health hazards; or
(2) have education and experience that includes
(A) at least
(i) five days of Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Supervisor/Contractor training at an asbestos training course recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that includes training on the subjects and procedures described in 8 AAC 61.700; and
(ii) two years of experience in asbestos abatement work, asbestos abatement training, or a combination of the two; or
(B) at least five years of experience as a safety professional.
(b) Repealed 9/27/2008.
(c) Nothing in this section prevents a person who does not meet the requirements of this section from assisting a qualified instructor in conducting a training course, except that the qualified instructor must be present at all times during the training course. The initial training course must have a minimum of two qualified instructors that meet the qualifications under (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this section. The renewal training course may have only one instructor qualified under (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this section.
(d) The department will, in its discretion, require proof that an instructor meets the minimum qualifications described in (a) of this section.
(e) In this section,
(1) "industrial hygienist" means a person who has a bachelor of science degree in an environmental or health-related science, with training in chemistry and toxicology, and at least two years of experience in industrial health;
(2) "safety professional" means an individual who, by virtue of specialized knowledge and skill, has achieved professional status in the safety field.


8 AAC 61.680
Eff. 10/1/85, Register 96; am 2/7/86, Register 97; am 9/10/99, Register 151; am 9/27/2008, Register 187

Authority:AS 18.31.020

AS 18.31.200

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