Rule 3745-22-05 | Asbestos hazard abatement specialist application content, qualifications, standards of conduct.
[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, please see paragraph (Z) of rule 3745-22-01 of the Administrative Code, "referenced materials."]
(A) To apply for certification as an asbestos hazard abatement specialist, a person shall submit an application in accordance with rule 3745-22-03 of the Administrative Code. The application for certification as an asbestos hazard abatement specialist shall include the following:
(1) Name, last four digits of social security number, date of birth, and mailing address of applicant.
(2) Employer name and mailing address.
(3) Business and home telephone numbers.
(4) Name and location of asbestos training courses with attached copies of certificates.
(5) Information regarding any felony convictions under any state or federal law designated to protect the environment.
(6) List of any asbestos licenses or certifications the applicant holds or has held in any other state.
(B) To become certified and to maintain certification under this rule, an asbestos hazard abatement specialist shall provide documentation that the applicant meets the following criteria:
(1) Submittal of a completed application on a form prescribed by the director.
(2) Payment of the fee required by rule 3745-22-03 of the Administrative Code.
(3) Satisfactory completion of a training course in the removal and abatement of asbestos hazards, approved by the director pursuant to rule 3745-22-07 of the Administrative Code.
(4) A passing score of at least seventy per cent on an approved examination.
(5) For renewal of certification, satisfactory completion of an annual refresher training course approved by the director pursuant to section 3710.10 of the Revised Code and rule 3745-22-07 of the Administrative Code.
(C) Unless that person is not supervising and providing oversight only, an asbestos hazard abatement specialist engaging in any asbestos hazard abatement activity shall do all of the following during the course of the activity:
(1) Conduct each activity in compliance with the decontamination procedures, project containment procedures, and asbestos fiber containment methods established by Chapter 3745-20 of the Administrative Code and regulations of the United States environmental protection agency, 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M, and the occupational safety and health administration, 29 CFR Section 1926.1101, for business entities, or by regulations of the United States environmental protection agency, 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart G, for public entities.
(2) Ensure that workers possess proof of valid certification, respirator fit test and physician's written opinion at all times while at an activity site.
(3) Ensure that workers handle and dispose of asbestos-containing materials and disposable clothing in a manner that will prevent contamination or recontamination of the environment and the public.
(4) Ensure that workers properly utilize protective clothing and respiratory equipment and comply with the applicable health and safety standards set forth in division (A) of section 3710.08 of the Revised Code and this chapter.
(5) Ensure that there is no smoking, eating, or drinking in the contained work area.
(D) An asbestos hazard abatement specialist engaging in any asbestos hazard abatement activity shall do the following:
(1) Accurately, truthfully and competently perform and complete asbestos hazard abatement activities, reports, records, and any other professional work performed by the asbestos hazard abatement specialist in that capacity.
(2) Upon the request of the director, make available all reports, records and any other professional work.
(3) Notify the director, in writing, within five business days of making any change which would render the information in the application for certification no longer accurate.
(4) Possess proof of valid certification, respirator fit test, and physician's written opinion at all times while at an activity site.