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New Training Location in West Virginia!

Starting in July, we will be offering asbestos refreshers in Morgantown, WV. Cira & Associates Consulting LLC will be the host. Check our schedule for the July dates!

NOTE: Lunch will not be provided.


Career Opportunity

Company: JOB POSTING: Professional Training Associates, Inc.
Location: Duquesne, PA (RIDC Park)

This is a full-time role for an Asbestos & Lead Safety Trainer located in Duquesne, PA. As an Asbestos & Lead Safety Trainer, you will be responsible for delivering training courses on asbestos and lead safety in compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations. This includes conducting training sessions, developing training materials, and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs. PTA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

If interested, please email a letter of interest and resume to info (at)


EPA Process Change for Notification of Demolition:

EPA for Region 3 has announced a Process Change to notifications. They state:

"The process of sending required asbestos notifications to both the delegated state/local authority and EPA Region 3 has been changed. Complete and timely notifications must be sent to the state or local authority where the work is occurring, but they do not need to be sent to EPA. This applies to any demolition or renovation work occurring in Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County and Philadelphia; Delaware; Maryland; West Virginia: and Virginia. For any demolition or renovation work occurring in the District of Columbia, asbestos notifications are still required to be sent to both DC and EPA Region 3."


Change in Ohio Asbestos Rule

Effective on January 31, 2021, Ohio’s asbestos regulation (Ohio Asbestos rule 3745-22) has been revised. Highlights of the rule include changing of the definition “Asbestos hazard abatement activity” from 50 l/ft. or 50 sq/ft. of friable asbestos to 3 l/ft. or 3sq/ft. of friable ACM. The definition of “Asbestos hazard abatement project” is now 50 l/ft. or 50 sq/ft. of friable ACM.

An “Asbestos hazard abatement project” includes any such activity involving such friable ACM in an amount of 50 l/ft. or 50 sq/ft. or less if, when combined with any other reasonably related activity in terms of time or location of the activity, the total amount is in an amount greater than 50 l/ft. or 50sq/ft.


New PA DEP Notification requirements

Per DEP:

Notice: Effective January 16, 2021, all initial Asbestos Notifications must be accompanied a $300 fee. Initial notifications will not be considered complete unless accompanied by the fee. This fee does not apply to revisions of notifications. The Saturday, January 16, 2021 effective date is the result of a three-year regulatory process and will be finalized upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on that date. This fee will help address the long-term disparity between revenue and expenditures in DEP’s Air Quality Program. Further information can be found here:


ICRA 8-Hr Online Training

PTA offers and 8-hour ICRA course entitled Infection Controls in Healthcare Construction. The course is comprehensive and in addition to instruction on containment, work practices, and engineering controls necessary to prevent the spread of infectious agents within the healthcare environment, the student will gain knowledge on what a Healthcare-Aquired Infection (HAI) is and what means are used to control and mitigate these hazards that can lead to approximately 100,000 deaths yearly.

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Acknowledging that any successful student is an engaged student, our mission is to not only provide our students with comprehensible, engaging training, but to inspire each learner to create within themselves the possibility of a safe occupational future.


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