California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

March-April 2010: Asbestos Health Hazard Awareness (01-003-10)

Class Description | Fee | Objectives | Summary | Instructor | Audience | Dates and Locations | CEUs | Contact

Class Description

A two hour asbestos hazard awareness training class provided instruction on occupational health and safety issues for individuals who are likely to encounter asbestos containing waste. The class consisted of interactive lecture that included applicable field training scenarios and case studies.


No Charge

Class Objectives


  • learned the health and safety hazards associated with asbestos containing waste at solid waste sites; and
  • reviewed recognition and control measures to prevent exposure to asbestos which includee: hazard recognition, safe work practices, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); and exposure prevention.


Fifty (50) LEAs (representing 14 jurisdictions), 3 operators and 8 CalRecycle staff attended the training classes.


Doug S. Krause is a certified industrial hygienist and health and safety trainer with over 30 years of experience in the occupational and environmental health and safety field. He worked several years for the state managing health and safety programs and was chief of surveillance and enforcement, Region II with the Department of Toxic Substances Control for five years.

He served as a member of the faculty with the University of California (UC), Berkeley Extension programs from January 1986 through December 1999 where he taught principles of industrial hygiene. He also served as the principal instructor with the UC Davis Extension program from January 1990 through August 1996 to provide health and safety training to hazardous waste workers.

Mr. Krause is principal consultant with Krause & Associates, a consulting firm based in Davis, California.


  • Local Enforcement Agency staff
  • CalRecycle staff
  • Other interested stakeholders

Dates, Times and Locations

  • March 18, 2010, 10 a.m.-noon, Sacramento
  • March 25, 2010, 10 a.m.-noon, Berkeley
  • April 21, 2010, 10 a.m.-noon, Los Angeles County
  • April 29, 2010, 10 a.m.-noon, Sacramento

Continuing Education

Two Registered Environmental Health Specialist contact hours and 2 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) continuing education units were available to participants in the class.

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