Our instructors are renowned for their knowledge, personality, and genuine interest in their students. Whether teaching an open enrollment class at our facility or a custom class on-site at your facility, they make a lasting impression. We continually receive feedback praising our instructors as the primary reason students prefer Argus Pacific, a Terracon Company.
We can tailor any of our classes for your company’s needs and hold them at your location, ours, or sometimes online!
We offer both INITIAL and some REFRESHER classes IN-PERSON. All our REFRESHERS are available as ONLINE classes. Click on our Registration link below for details. For Asbestos Worker and Supervisor applications in Washington, notarization is required to be provided by the training provider. Our online worker and supervisor refreshers now INCLUDE CONVENIENT ONLINE NOTARIZATION of student application forms! You also have the option of coming into our Mountlake Terrace location in-person for your notarization.
8-Hour Class II Intact Asbestos Training (Asbestos Cement Pipe, Roofing, Flooring, etc.)
Did you know that sometimes Certified Asbestos Workers are not required for abatement work? If your project has "miscellaneous" asbestos-containing materials (ACM) that will remain non-friable (intact) during removal, your workers may only need 8-hour Class II Intact ACM training. We can provide the 8-hour training required and specific to the type of ACM on your project. The OSHA & WA L&I regulations require this training be specific to one type of intact ACM and include hands-on. Our training is conducted in-person at your location, or ours if more convenient for you. In Washington State, L&I accreditation is required for asbestos cement pipe training, and we are accredited! Contact us if you would like to explore training options that will fit your needs.
Lead-Based Paint & Lead Hazards in Construction Classes
Terracon is certified by both the EPA and Washington State to offer Lead Renovator Training. AND we now offer WA Spanish Lead Renovator training! For worker protection training we offer Lead Hazards in Construction to satisfy OSHA and WA Labor & Industries training requirements, which are different and separate from EPA and WA Commerce’s requirements for Lead-based paint. We also offer WA Lead Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor initial or refresher classes on a custom basis for your team.
HAZWOPER, Hazardous Waste Management, Hazmat Transport, Emergency Response
We offer hazardous material/waste initial and refresher classes:
- HAZWOPER Site Clean-up
- HAZWOPER Emergency Spill Response
- WA Dangerous Waste/RCRA Hazardous Waste Management
- DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation
- Hazard Communication
- Silica Hazards
Need a class you don’t see listed?
We can customize and offer any of our classes for your team at your location or ours and often virtually. Need training on a topic you can’t find on the list? Let us know! We also cover many other topics, such as: confined spaces; asbestos, lead, or silica awareness; certified asbestos supervisor; silica competent person; asbestos operations and maintenance (Class III); fall protection; hazardous energy control (lock-out/tag-out); respiratory protection & PPE; and more.
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Asbestos, Lead & Hazmat News
Check here for industry highlights and changes.
NEW! Spanish Lead Renovator (RRP) Classes
We now offer WA Lead Renovator Initial training in Spanish! Check our course schedule for dates and details. Like any of our classes, we can also teach as a custom class at your location for your team.
NEW WA L&I DOSH Directive 23.90 will allow PAPR Respirators for some Class I projects
NEW WA L&I DOSH Directive 23.90 will allow PAPR respirators for low exposure Class I work, in addition to current supplied air respirator options. This is a big shift for Washington and relief for abatement contractors! Click below to see the new DD 23.90 effective April 26, 2022.
Vermiculite and Asbestos in WA
Vermiculite in building materials can be naturally cross-contaminated with asbestos. For that reason special care is needed to minimize dust during handling and disposal. Most landfills require you dispose of it as asbestos-containing material, even if it is not. Some WA local clean air agencies regulate vermiculite as asbestos-containing material too. Click the link below for a WA map and links to all the local clean air agencies to find their asbestos regulations.
Attention Asbestos Workers and Supervisors: Pandemic Exceptions Expired
DD 1.60 used to extend certification expiration date flexibility during the pandemic. This is no longer in effect as of February 1, 2023. There are no more pandemic-related exceptions for expired cards.
WAC 296-65 Safety Standards for Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation was updated as of March 2, 2020.
A partial list of the new changes includes the following:
- Grace period after Asbestos Worker or Supervisor card expiration date is now 12 months (L&I exam still required if card is expired);
• Asbestos abatement project non-emergency pre-notification by abatement contractor is now 5 days instead of 10 days;
• Pre-requisite experience requirements for applicants seeking initial 40-hour Asbestos Supervisor training are now more stringent and require notarized affidavits of work experience from applicant’s employer(s);
• Worker initial class exam is reduced from 100 to 50 questions.
• For ALL of the changes and details, see the latest version of WAC 296-65 which can be found here.
Argus Pacific fully became Terracon in 2023!
You can expect the same friendly professionals and excellent service! You can count on continuing to have access to the quality, up-to-date information and class schedule you depend on.
National Terracon EH&S Training: We are excited to share that our office will be playing a key role in helping other Terracon offices around the country expand their EH&S training services. Our own Sue Maas, CHMM, was named Terracon’s National Leader for EH&S Training. She will also continue leading our local training team based here in Mountlake Terrace. We are so proud of our team!
Thank you for your ongoing health & safety training partnership - whether you are new to us or have been a longtime patron of 20+ years! We appreciate our connection with you.