Asbestos and Lead Based Paint

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Asbestos and Lead Based Paint

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On-Site Training | Program Summary | List of Seminar Topics – North America | Asbestos and Lead Based Paint

Course Number: SEM-BD-2025

Length of Course: 2 hours – Several topics can be combined to provide up to an 8 hour seminar session

Seminar Location: This seminar is available for on-site training

In Asbestos and Lead Based Paint, you’ll learn …


  • The physical properties of asbestos and lead-based paint
  • Potential health effects and other risk factors of asbestos and lead-based paint
  • Government regulations for buildings with asbestos containing materials or lead-based paint
  • Methods for assessing building materials and making renovations in compliance with the law


This seminar explains the basic types and properties of asbestos and lead-based paint, as well as the potential dangers and health effects of these materials, and the specific government regulations pertaining to both of them. It will help engineers make safe and accurate assessments of building materials and avoid legal liability when renovating existing buildings.

The first section of this seminar identifies the different types of asbestos and their physical properties, along with the three main groups of asbestos containing materials (ACM), namely, surfacing, thermal system insulation, and miscellaneous (e.g., roofing, flooring, etc.). Additionally, we will examine both friable and non-friable types of ACM. After looking at the health effects and potential dangers of overexposure to asbestos, we will review federal, state, and local regulations concerning asbestos, particularly those regulations established by EPA and OSHA. Finally, we will discuss the obligations these government regulations may place on building owners or owner representatives, such as administering surveys, making notifications, or conducting inspections prior to renovations.

The second section of the seminar follows a similar, easy-to-follow structure in its treatment of lead-based paint by first identifying the properties of lead and its historical uses in lead-based paint, then looking at the potential health effects or dangers, and finally reviewing the government regulations related to lead-based paint and their impact on the work practices of engineers.

Take away and learning objectives

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The types and physical properties of asbestos
  • Main groups of asbestos containing materials (ACM): surfacing, thermal system insulation, miscellaneous (flooring, roofing, mastics, building board)
  • Friable and non-friable categories of ACM
  • Health effects and potential dangers of overexposure to asbestos
  • Federal (EPA, OSHA), state, and local regulations pertaining to asbestos
  • Owners’ obligations concerning asbestos (e.g., surveys, notifications, renovations)
  • Properties and historical uses of lead-based paint
  • Sources of lead exposure and its health effects on both children and adults
  • Government regulations pertaining to lead-based paint (EPA, TSCA, HUD, OSHA, etc.)

Speak to a Representative to Schedule a Seminar

For more information contact:

Ken Hudspeth, General Manager
Phone 1-877-PDHengineer (1-877-734-3644)