A restricted asbestos handler may perform electrical work, carpentry, and other specialized tasks (i.e., lighting, ventilation, enclosing the work area, etc.) necessary for the proper containment of a work area. He/she is allowed to enter the contained work area for a limited period of time to perform the specific tasks mentioned above in preparation for the actual abatement work.
A restricted asbestos handler may only perform those particular job functions specified in their application for certification (i.e. electrical work, carpentry, etc.). He/she may not engage in an asbestos project before obtaining a “Restricted Asbestos Handler Certificate” issued by NYSDOL and DEP.
NYSDOL issues a Restricted Asbestos Handler Certificate/Allied Trades Certificate and DEP issues an Asbestos Handler Certificates. Both certificates are issued in the form of photo identification cards. The DEP certificate is valid for two years, and the NYSDOL certificate is valid for one year.
Bureau of Environmental Compliance
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Restricted Asbestos Handler Application