At present ANDO teaches courses in the following disciplines and categories:
Asbestos Handler Initial Lead Supervisor EPA/NJ
Asbestos Handler Refresher Lead Awareness
Asbestos Supervisor/ Contractor Initial 10-HOUR OSHA CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Asbestos Supervisor/ Contractor Refresher   OUTREACH TRAINING PROGRAM
Asbestos Inspector Silica Awareness
Asbestos Awareness Lead Inspector
Restricted Handler Risk Assessor
Confined Space Project Designer
Hazardous Materials Management Planner
CPR & First Aid Asbestos Operations and Maintenance
Lead Worker EPA/NJ Bioterrorism
Environmental Supervisor Mold Remediation Technician
Environmental Worker Mold Remediation Supervisor

Asbestos Handler Initial


Any person according to the New York State Industrial Code Rule (12NYCRR56) and Federal USEPA and USOSHA regulations employed on an asbestos project whose duties involve removal, encapsulation, application or enclosure of any asbestos material, or the disturbance of friable asbestos, must hold an Asbestos Handler Certificate. Course covers all aspects of the asbestos hazards; trainee is taught the specific procedures and how to apply them on a job site. Legal rights of the worker are also carefully described. Groups of students take part in discussions as well as in hands-on training. The course itself guides trainees through the variety of topics like: health effects of asbestos, medical surveillance, personal protective equipment, preparing the working area and setting up the decontamination unit, usage of negative pressure air filters, air monitoring and hazard communication regulations. (32 hours)

 Available languages: English, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian.

Available licenses: NYC, NYS, NJ.

Asbestos Handler Refresher


This course is required in order to have the handler license renewed. Refresher class has to be taken annually under NYSDOH and USEPA requirements.

Curriculum covers the main subjects from the initial class. (8 hours)

 Available languages: English, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian.

Available licenses: NYC, NYS, NJ.

Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor Initial
  State law specifies that an individual who is in the possession of contractor/supervisor certificate has to be on-site at all times when asbestos activities take place. A contractor has the right to designate a supervisor who on his behalf serves as an agent for purposes of site supervision. Supervisor is a person who provides supervision and direction to workers involved in asbestos removal, encapsulation, enclosure and repair. This course includes: potential health effects, asbestos worker protection, EPA, OSHA & relevant state & local regulations, waste disposal and recordkeeping requirements, air bulk sampling and glovebag techniques, confirming and minimizing airborne fibers, and on-site safety.
Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor Refresher
  This course has to be taken annually by individuals whose Supervisor/Contractor license needs to be renewed. Attendants get familiar with the latest regulations and improvements in the asbestos abatement technology. (8 hours)
Project Monitor

A person, who oversees the scope, methodology or does the quality control on abatement projects but is not a supervisor, must carry the project monitor certification.

This includes those who represent owner and/or act in a “third party”. (40 hours)

Air Sampling Technician
  Is dedicated for those who perform air sampling related activities. Curriculum covers: air sampling techniques, inspections and procedures, regulations, emergency response etc.  During the course attendant gets familiar with the methodology for representative quality assurance for both personal and area sampling for phase contrast microscopy (PCM) and transmission electron microscopy analysis (TEM). (16 hours)
Asbestos Inspector
  This course gives individuals preparation for investigating asbestos containing materials as well as for collecting bulk samples, survey, personal protective equipment (PPE), building systems, health hazards, legal liabilities, public employee, building occupant relations, and recordkeeping.
Asbestos Awareness

Awareness classes are offered to groups who need specialized training in the following areas: hazard communication, personal protective equipment, fire protection, fall protection, forklift, electrical safety, ladder safety, hand tools and general work practices. During the course the individual is taught about the possible health effects, different methods of sampling, regulations that should be applied on asbestos sites concerning exposure limits, exposure assessment etc. Among many other subjects curriculum covers: proper usage and description of personal protective equipment (PPE), workers legal rights on asbestos projects, general site safety and work practices.(8 hours)

Restricted Handler

Is designed for those who perform any kind of work practices  (i.e. electrical, plumbing) in proximity to the actual asbestos removal area. Course provides a history of asbestos uses; reviews health effects caused by asbestos exposure, explains federal and state regulations, and describes types and usage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Curriculum covers: preparation of the work area, medical monitoring, other than asbestos safety hazards etc. Instruction combines classroom theory and extensive hands-on exercises.(12 hours)

Confined Space
  Course introduces student to the regulations and procedures of safety work in OSHA defined confined spaces (i.e. storage tanks). During the course attendant goes over the topics such as: recognition of hazards, health effects of exposure, testing procedures for atmospheric monitoring and legal liability. Training meets OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 requirements.
Hazardous Materials

Components of the curriculum are designed to provide workers with training specific to the types of health and safety hazards present at typical work sites. The course allows individual to get familiar with the recognition and description of hazards present on a job site. The attendant is taught about: hazard communication on a waste site, different types and usage of personal protective equipment (PPE), decontamination procedures, preparing site safety and health plans, working area monitoring, material handling and sampling, permit-required confined spaces, and workers legal rights on a waste site.(40 hours)

CPR & First Aid
  Training gives individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies until advanced medical personnel arrive. Course introduces trainee to the usage of resuscitation mask, bag-valve mask and an automated external defibrillator (AED). During the class attendant is taught how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as well as how to provide first aid care for injuries and sudden illness.
Lead Worker EPA/NJ
  Was designed for those who perform lead hazard control activities in residential single family and multiple unit properties, including elevated blood level (EBL), health department ordered projects, USHUD grant programs, public & Indian housing abatement programs and military abatement projects. The course ends with the nationwide approved certification. The variety of topics include: health effects of lead poisoning and sources of lead exposure, testing for lead-based paint, worker protection, abatement, clean-up, clearance testing, disposal of abatement debris, regulation, guidelines and recourses for lead testing and abatement, risk management.
 Lead Supervisor EPA/NJ
  Those who supervise project as firm representatives or as on-site authorized supervisors must be qualified as a competent person under USOSHA standard. Curriculum covers: health effects, personal protective equipment (PPE), legal liability, medical monitoring, insurance considerations, hazard control strategies, waste disposal. Attendant is taught the above-mentioned subjects, goes over the historical background of lead, its uses and sources as well as 8 hours of practical exercises.
Lead Awareness

This course provides a brief overview of a history of lead and its uses.  Included topics cover: personal protective equipment (PPE), site safety and work practices, health effects caused by lead exposure, regulations required on job sites such as exposure limits, different methods of sampling, hazard communication, worker legal rights, site safety and work practices.

Languages available: English, Polish, Spanish


The 10-hour program is intended to provide instructions on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards. Curriculum of the course covers subjects such as: introduction to OSHA General Duty Clause 5 (a)(1), electrical issues, fall protection, as well as one topic from each of the two following categories:

1 st Category

· Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal

· Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

· Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, Construction Equipment.

2 nd Category

· Scaffolding

· Excavations

· Stairways and Ladders

Despite the already mentioned topics attendant also goes over other construction industry standards and polices selected adequately to the course by the instructor. 

  The 30 hours OSHA course covers wide area of Occupational Safety and Health Standards required on a job site. During the class attendant becomes familiar with Citation Policy Regarding 29 CFR 1926.20, 29 CFR 1926.21 and Related General Safety and Health Provisions. Components of the course curriculum are: Occupational Health and Environmental Controls (i.e. Hazard Communication), Health Hazards in Construction, Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment, Fire Protection and Prevention, Materials Rigging, Storage, Use and Disposal, Tools/Hand and Power; Machine Guarding, Welding and Cutting, Electrical, Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Cranes Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors, and more. By the completion of the course individual gets specific safety and health knowledge required by a different types of work.
Silica Awareness
  The course provides brief description of silica, health effects caused by exposure to free silica dust, medical monitoring, OSHA construction standards and regulations concerning silica and   silica control measures.
Lead Inspector

Completion of the training authorizes individual to perform tasks involved in the survey, identification, recording and reporting of lead-based paint presence in target housing, childcare commercial and industrial facilities. Participants are introduced to the different techniques of sample collection, onsite monitoring with the usage of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology, and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) chip.

Risk Assessor 
  Course expands topics covered in the inspector curriculum. Among many subjects attendees are taught how to conduct comprehensive site investigations, apply different lead investigation practices including hazard screen, EBL investigations. Those who completed the course provide assistance in identifying and reducing lead based paint to homeowners, tenants, multiple family dwellings managers/owners and other real estate industry representatives.
Project Designer
  Designer certification is required for individuals who are responsible for phasing and/or remediation methods, timing, planning the scope and applying the above mentioned to any asbestos project. According to the NYS Education Department anyone, who submits plans to SED must be previously certified as a designer.
Management Planner
  The course is dedicated for those who overseas any activities of an asbestos operations and maintenance program. Individuals maintaining the certification are responsible for facility mitigation activities, which include management of data associated with asbestos activities, response action planning, scheduling and administration.
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance
  Asbestos operations, maintenance and/or repair activities of various scale and duration must be performed by facility staff possessing relevant asbestos certification .The certificate is obligatory while dealing with asbestos materials of less than twenty-five (25) linear or ten (10) square feet.


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