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Wisconsin Department of Health Services Asbestos & Lead Section. NEW Asbestos Rule, DHS 159 Subchapter II Individual Certification. www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos Or Google key words: WI Asbestos. Background: Asbestos Diseases. Macrophage on Asbestos. Asbestosis

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Wisconsin Department of

Health Services

Asbestos & Lead Section

NEW Asbestos Rule, DHS 159

Subchapter II

Individual Certification

www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos

Or Google key words: WI Asbestos

background asbestos diseases
Background: Asbestos Diseases

Macrophage on Asbestos

Asbestosis

Scarring of lung tissue

Lung Cancer

Smokers exposed to asbestoshave 50-90 timesthe risk for lung cancer

Mesothelioma

Fatal cancer of the pleural lining of chest or abdomen

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Asbestosis

Wisconsin is among states that have the lowest age-adjusted rate of asbestosis hospitalizations in the nation, but the rate has been increasing during this decade.

Age-adjusted Rate of Asbestosis Hospitalizations

Rate (per million residents)

Year

asbestosis most frequently recorded occupations on death certificate 1991 1992
Asbestosis: most frequently recorded occupations on death certificate, 1991-1992

COC Occupation Number Percent

585 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 46 8.0

575 Electricians 31 5.4

593 Insulation workers 29 5.0

567 Carpenters 25 4.3

889 Laborers, except construction 24 4.2

633 Supervisors, precision production occupations 18 3.1

643 Boilermakers 18 3.1

019 Managers and administrators, n.e.c. 17 2.9

783 Welders and cutters 17 2.9

453 Janitors and cleaners 15 2.6

All other occupations 322 55.7

Occupation not reported 16 2.8

TOTAL 578 100.0

National Center for Health Statistics multiple cause of death data.

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Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that involves the lining of the chest or abdomen. Up to 90% of cases are caused by exposure to asbestos.

malignant mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma

Rate (per million residents)

The rate of new cases of mesothelioma has been relatively steady in Wisconsin, but it is ABOVE the national average.

many building products can contain asbestos
Many building products can contain Asbestos

Here are some of them:

  • Transite cement siding
  • Floor tiles, sheet flooring
  • Mastic
  • Roofing
  • Spray-on ceilings and fire-proofing
  • Blown-in or vermiculite insulation
  • Window glazing
  • Caulk
  • Ductwork and wrap
  • Pipe insulation,
  • Plaster & wallboard joint compounds
asbestos regulation
Asbestos Regulation

Revised asbestos rule, DHS 159, becomes effective

May 1, 2009

Affects most Wisconsin contractors and landlords conducting renovations, painting and repairs

dhs 159 02 applicability
DHS 159.02 - APPLICABILITY
  • This rule applies to a person that:
    • performs, claims to perform, offers to perform, supervises, or offers to supervise an asbestos abatement activity
dhs 159 04 definitions
DHS 159.04 - DEFINITIONS
  • “Asbestos abatement activity” means any activity that disturbsasbestos−containing materialor suspect asbestos−containing material, including, repair, enclosure, encapsulation, or removal
  • Any air sampling or air

monitoring conducted

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DHS 159.04 - DEFINITIONS

“Asbestos−containing material” or “ACM” means:

  • a material or product that contains more than 1% of asbestos,

AND

  • A material meeting the definition of suspect asbestos−containing material.
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DHS 159.04 - DEFINITIONS

“Suspect asbestos−containing material” means

  • All untested materials used in or on building components with the exception of metal, glass, wood or fiberglass

AND

  • Vermiculite insulation
rule applies to
Rule applies to:
  • MOST renovations that remove walls, transite siding, floor tiles, sheet flooring, mastics, windows with glazing, sprayed-on surfaces, plumbing, heating and ventilation insulation (other than fiberglass), and roofing and flashing materials require a certified asbestos abatement company to conduct the removal before other work can proceed.
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DHS 159.02 - APPLICABILITY
  • This rule applies to a person that:
    • performs, claims to perform, offers to perform, supervises, or offers to supervise an asbestos management activity such as inspections
dhs 159 04 definitions3
DHS 159.04 - DEFINITIONS
  • “Asbestos management activity” means an inspection for asbestos−containing material…
dhs 159 04 definitions4
DHS 159.04 - DEFINITIONS
  • “Asbestos inspection” means any activities to determine the presence or location of asbestos by collecting samples of the materials… including in residential, commercial, industrial or public facilities
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DHS 159.02 - APPLICABILITY
  • This rule applies to a person that:
    • Performs or supervises an asbestos abatement activity

OR

    • Performs or supervises an asbestos management activity
dhs 159 05 disciplines
DHS 159.05 - DISCIPLINES
  • Asbestos supervisor
  • Asbestos worker
  • Exterior asbestos supervisor - New
  • Exterior asbestos worker - New
  • Asbestos inspector
  • Asbestos management planner
  • Asbestos project designer
dhs 159 05 certification of an individual
DHS 159.05 - Certification of an Individual
  • Exterior Asbestos Supervisor
  • Exterior Asbestos Worker

May conduct asbestos abatement activities that involve only non-friable asbestos-containing material that remains non-friable, on the exterior, or building envelope, of a facility – such as roofing, siding and exterior window removal work

dhs 159 04 definition
DHS 159.04 - Definition

“Friable” means asbestos containing material that, when dry, can be crumbled or reduced to powder by hand pressure.

dhs 159 06 exceptions to certification
DHS 159.06 - Exceptions to Certification
  • Single Family Owner Occupied (do it yourself)
  • Maintenance or repair work

-Generate no more than 1 waste bag 60”x 60”

-Must complete16-hr Operations and Maintenance training

  • Operator of amotorized vehicle to demolish or remove a facility when ACM is allowed to remain under s. NR 447.08 (1)

- Example: backhoe operator

dhs 159 12 initial training
DHS 159.12 - Initial Training
  • Asbestos supervisor – 5 days
  • Asbestos worker – 4 days
  • Exterior asbestos supervisor – 2 days
  • Exterior asbestos worker – 1 day
  • Asbestos inspector – 3 days
  • Asbestos management planner -2 days
  • Asbestos project designer – 3 days
dhs 159 12 annual refresher training
DHS 159.12 - Annual Refresher Training
  • Asbestos supervisor – 1 day
  • Asbestos worker – 1 day
  • Asbestos worker – 1 day
  • Exterior asbestos supervisor – 2 hours
  • Exterior asbestos worker – Employer is responsible for annual refresher
  • Asbestos inspector – ½ day
  • Asbestos management planner - ½ day
  • Asbestos project designer – 1 day
dhs 159 12 training requirements
DHS 159.12 - Training Requirements
  • Most recent training must be department accredited and held in Wisconsin
    • Show ID
    • Photograph taken
    • Pass a course test
dhs 159 07 applying for certification
DHS 159.07 – Applying for Certification

Applicants submit the following to DHS:

  • Complete application form
  • Fee
  • Training history if not already submitted

Wisconsin Training Providers submit the following to DHS for their students:

  • Student photograph
  • Course training certificate
dhs 159 08 certification fees
DHS 159.08 - Certification Fees

Asbestos supervisor - $125

Asbestos worker - $75

Exterior asbestos supervisor - $75

Asbestos inspector - $175

Asbestos management planner - $125

Project designer - $175

Exterior asbestos worker - $125*

* No annual renewal fee for the exterior asbestos worker certification

dhs 159 09 provisional certification
DHS 159.09 - Provisional Certification
  • Must submit complete application by fax, email, or personal deliverybefore conducting regulated asbestos activities.
  • May then conduct regulated asbestos activities for up to 30 calendar days after completing training or until receiving certification card whichever comes first.
dhs 159 13 individuals responsibilities
DHS 159.13 – Individuals’Responsibilities
  • Must be associated with a Certified Asbestos Company
  • Must comply with asbestos-related laws
  • Person shall have the card on all regulated work sites (or training certificate if provisional certification applies)
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DHS 159.13 – Individuals’ Responsibilities

WORK PRACTICERequirements:

  • Protect the health and safety of occupants, visitors, and persons outside the regulated area
  • Follow any other applicable work practice standards and protocols under local ordinance or state or federal statutes or regulations.