Insulation & Asbestos Worker

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Empire Insulation Specialties, Inc.
Industries
O*Net Code
47-2131.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
1950
State
NY
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 9 total skills | 1950 total hours
Use and Care of Tools and Equipment - 500 req. hrs
Trowel, brushes, knives, scissors, saws, pliers, tape measure, stapling gun, caulking gun. Power saw, welding machine, compressor.
500 hrs
Material Handling - 1000 req. hrs
Staging. Erecting and safe use of ladders. Assembling, dismantling, and safe use of scaffolding. Handling and hoisting insulating materials.
500 hrs
Selection and Measuring of Insulation Material - 1000 req. hrs
Reading blueprints and specifications. Selection of appropriate type of insulating material including: fiberglass, foam, cellulose, rock wool, etc. Measurement, layout and cutting of material for both straight and curved surfaces.
2,000 hrs
Application of Insulation Material - 1000 req. hrs
Use of glues and adhesives. Pin and tack welding. Wire mesh and corner bead. Spraying, wiring, taping, stapling, blowing-in loose-fill insulation.
2,000 hrs
Covering, Sealing, Finishing - 1000 req. hrs
Uses of, and methods of applying, aluminum, sheetmetal, plastic, canvas, tape, sealants, asphalt mastic. Cementing or banding cover in place. Screwing on sheetmetal covering.
1,800 hrs
Firestop Penetration Work - 1200 req. hrs
Selection and application of appropriate endothermic materials to all penetrations through fire-rated walls, floors, assemblies.
200 hrs
Asbestos Abatement (optional) - 1450 req. hrs
250 hrs
Lead Abatement (optional) - 1700 req. hrs
If in keeping with prevailing area practices.
250 hrs
Mold Remediation (optional) - 1950 req. hrs
If in keeping with prevailing area practices.
250 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety and Health
General construction site safety
# | 32 hrs
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course
# | 32 hrs
Personal protective equipment
# | 32 hrs
Safe and proper use of respirator(s)
# | 32 hrs
Use of decontamination shower
# | 32 hrs
Ladder safety
# | 32 hrs
Scaffold safety
# | 32 hrs
Asbestos Safety
# | 32 hrs
Lead safety
# | 32 hrs
Awareness
# | 32 hrs
Abatement
# | 32 hrs
Mold remediation
# | 32 hrs
General environmental remediation
# | 32 hrs
All applicable OSHA and EPA regulations, standards, rules
# | 32 hrs
First aid/CPR
# | 32 hrs
Mathematics
Fundamentals
# | 18 hrs
Trade math (including measurement, practical algebra, and geometric construction)
# | 18 hrs
Estimating
# | 18 hrs
Basic account keeping (time and materials)
# | 18 hrs
Blueprints
Reading blueprints for the building trades
# | 18 hrs
Reading specifications
# | 18 hrs
Reading codes
# | 18 hrs
Trade Theory and Science
Basic building construction
# | 32 hrs
Principles of heat transfer
# | 32 hrs
Use and care of hand and power tools
# | 32 hrs
Use and care of machines and equipment
# | 32 hrs
Insulation requirements and characteristics of materials used in: Plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems Industrial, process, and power plant systems Refrigeration systems
# | 32 hrs
Fundamental insulation skills: Buildings, Piping, of all temperature ranges Vats, tanks, and vessels (commercial) Ducts and plenum chambers, Heating and air conditioning equipment Underground equipment, Application of protective coatings and coverings , Loose-fill and foam
# | 32 hrs
Shop fabrication: Layout and patternmaking, Construction
# | 32 hrs
Industrial insulation applications: Industrial boilers and related piping and equipment, Turbines and related piping and equipment, Industrial tanks, vessels, and towers, Industrial piping, Refrigeration systems, Cryogenics, Other
# | 32 hrs
Firestop penetration work
# | 32 hrs
Specialty areas: Nuclear power generating equipment (optional), Marine systems and equipment (optional), Sound attenuation (optional), Spraying foam
# | 32 hrs