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Asbestos Awareness in Ontario

Course Type: Course
Course Length: 1/2 day
Price: 195.00

Course Overview

Pinchin’s asbestos awareness course offers a thorough yet concise overview of asbestos uses, health hazards, and regulatory requirements. This course is designed for anyone who may encounter asbestos in the workplace or home, as well as those who are involved in health & safety or administer Asbestos Management Programs.

Important Note:

The scope of this course is awareness-level only, and does not provide sufficient training to perform any types of asbestos work. Asbestos work includes even minor tasks, such as making small cuts in drywall or plaster finishes, or accessing ceiling spaces where asbestos debris may be present. Please refer to Section 12 of Ontario Regulation 278/05 for classifications of asbestos work operations or contact us if you need guidance.

Course Outline

In this course you will learn about:

  • Uses and common types of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings
  • Health effects of asbestos exposure
  • Ministry of Labour – Ontario Regulation 278/05
    • Owner and contractor responsibilities under Ontario Regulation 278/05
    • Classification of asbestos work and brief review of the differences in the procedures
  • Understanding a typical asbestos survey report (facilitated using a sample document) 

Instructor Bio

Meghan Kelly, M.Sc.
Training Specialist, Hazardous Materials

Meghan Kelly is a Training Specialist with the Hazardous Materials group at Pinchin Ltd. In her previous role as a Project Manager, Meghan managed asbestos and other hazardous materials projects including surveys, asbestos reassessments, and abatement operations. Meghan was also a Project Technologist, where she performed hazardous materials surveys and inspections of abatement work performed by contractors. Meghan holds a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry degree from Carleton University and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Trent University.

Proof of Training

Upon completing this course, each participant is provided with a certificate as proof of the training.

Please note: Payment must be received and processed before a certificate is issued. Refer to our course payment policies for more details.


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Asbestos Control in Buildings and Industry in Manitoba
Asbestos Type 3 Abatement Supervisor (MTCU 253S) Course
Saskatchewan Asbestos Worker Certificate
Asbestos Awareness in Alberta

Continuing Education Points

This course is eligible for certification maintenance points from certain organizations listed on our Continuing Education Points page.

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