Level 1 & 2 – Foundational Awareness & Asbestos Safety

Course Outline
  • What is Asbestos
  • Historical use of asbestos in building materials
  • The different types of asbestos-containing materials and associated hazards
  • The health effects of asbestos exposure 
  • Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation
  • Waste transportation and disposal
  • Planning for abatement work and initial site meeting
  • The set-up process
  • Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Decontamination procedures in relation to abatement risk levels.
  • Safe work procedures for asbestos abatement.
  • Waste packaging, handling, and transfer.

Three days course for anyone conducting asbestos abatement work within BC.

Two days online & 1 day practical + in person WorkSafeBC exam

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