Training

We offer a wide range of comprehensive trainings for new employees or continued education. 

We offer a wide range of comprehensive trainings for new employees or continued education. Whether for a company-wide refresher or a single employee, our certified trainers welcome the opportunity to increase awareness and provide valuable information on hazardous materials.

Our OSHA-certified trainings include:

2-Hour Asbestos Awareness

Balestrieri is often called upon to provide 2-Hour Asbestos Awareness Training for our clients.  Our clients provide this training to assist their maintenance and facilities staff in recognizing asbestos and the proper handling techniques to meet the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1926 and 1910.  However, the most important reason for this training is to ensure work site safety for you, the building occupants.

2-Hour Lead in Construction Awareness

Individuals taking this course receive an overview on the hazards associated with lead, precautions to take when in the presence of lead, and when to seek professional abatement services.

2-Hour Mold Awareness

This course provides a synopsis on where mold is likely to form, proper procedures to follow when exposed to mold, and when an expert needs to be contacted.

16-Hour Asbestos Operations and Maintenance

A much more in-depth training than the 2-Hour Asbestos Awareness Training, the 16-Hour Asbestos O&M training is important for the following groups of employees:

  • Plant/Facility managers, maintenance and custodial staff
  • Outside housekeeping services
  • Trade Contractors (construction crews, electricians, plumbers, HVAC and utility/communication workers)

This training qualifies you for work that falls under OSHA Class IV, Class III and Class II asbestos operations with supervision of an asbestos trained and certified Supervisor or competent worker.

This training not only protects those who work directly with asbestos, but also workers who may come in contact with the material while performing their job duties.

4-Hour Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Refresher

To maintain certification, this course is offered as a review of the 16-Hour course.

We Are Here to Help

To further inquire or schedule a training, please contact our Safety Team by calling us 262.743.2800 or filling out the form below.

Kenneth R. Balestrieri

President

Kenneth R. Balestrieri

As President of Balestrieri Environmental & Development, Inc., Ken is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our firm. Ken has been in the environmental industry since 1986, and has seen the issues involving this industry change rapidly. Realizing the growing need for quality environmental contractors led to the founding of Balestrieri Environmental & Development, Inc. in 1992.

Mr. Balestrieri holds certification as an Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Project Designer, Asbestos Supervisor, and Lead Supervisor in the State of Wisconsin; and Asbestos Professional in the State of Illinois. Ken is also a Supervisor/Contractor and Asbestos Inspector with the State of Michigan and an Asbestos Supervisor in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Mr. Balestrieri graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in May of 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Natural Resources, majoring in Soil Science and Chemistry. Since graduating, Ken has continued an ongoing relationship between Balestrieri Environmental and UW-Stevens Point.

Recently, he accepted a nomination for one of two vacant seats on the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources (CNR) Advisory Board and attended his first meetings on May 1, 2015 and September 6, 2015. The Dean of the CNR, Christine Thomas, personally invited Ken after his nomination was suggested by the Dean’s Council and unanimously supported by the board. As a CNR alumnus, Ken is very excited about this new opportunity to interact with members and faculty of the CNR and DNR to engage in continuing to build a tradition of excellence. He looks forward to sharing his wide range of knowledge and experience to help the College reach its highest potential.

Ken’s professional goals include networking to build a strong team at Balestrieri that works in harmony with clients, subcontractors, vendors, and the environment.

Ken’s personal goal is to raise a fun-loving, goal-oriented family. Ken enjoys taking his children, as well as clients and vendors, on interesting hunting and skiing trips throughout North America.

“I have a 4th degree black belt in Kyuki-do.”

We Are Here to Help

To safeguard compliance with current regulations and pending legislation, trust Balestrieri Environmental & Development, Inc., the industry leader in asbestos, lead and mold remediation, to guide you through inspections, abatement and final project documentation.

At Balestrieri our highest priority is to protect the health and safety of the building occupants. Don’t risk the health or safety standards of you or your building occupants.

Contact us today to schedule a site inspection before your work begins.
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