For years, asbestos has been widely used in many industries, primarily in the construction sector. As a result, many of us who work in buildings built prior to the 1980s are working among asbestos-containing materials.
Although asbestos only poses a risk if the fibres are airborne, or have the potential to become airborne, today’s standards limit the exposure levels of asbestos in all workplaces. In addition, every employer in Canada has a legal obligation under health and safety laws to inform their workers of the hazards or potential hazards that are present in the workplace.
Training Solution – Online Asbestos Awareness Course
Upon completing Asbestos Awareness, participants should:
• Have a better understanding of asbestos
• Know the common types and classifications of asbestos
• Become familiar with the exposure risks associated with asbestos
• Know common locations of asbestos
• Understand Type 1, 2, and 3 asbestos operations
• Be familiar with certain control measures
• Understand the Asbestos work report and worker’s registry
• Be aware of asbestos surveys/inventory in the workplace