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Asbestos Handler


Workers involved in asbestos abatement must first receive appropriate training from a New York State Department of Health accredited asbestos safety training provider prior to being certified through the New York State Department of Labor Asbestos Licensing and Certification Unit.

The Department of Health has regulatory oversight of New York State accredited asbestos safety training providers. Part of the Bureau of Occupational Health, the Asbestos Safety Training Program regulates specific training courses in nine disciplines that involve the handling, evaluation, sampling and removal of asbestos containing materials. The program reviews applications for entities applying to become a New York State Department of Health accredited asbestos safety training provider, and audits and oversees existing providers to ensure compliance with the requirements established in 10 NYCRR Part 73.

Licensing Authority

New York State Department of Health
Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
Phone: (518) 402-7900
Phone: (518) 402-7940 or 1-800-458-1158 (toll free within New York State).

Standard Occupational Classification

47-4041 - Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/05/14.

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