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Asbestos Control in Buildings and Industry in Manitoba

Course Type: Course
Course Length: 3 days
Price: 1195.00

Course Overview and Scope

It is common knowledge nowadays that asbestos is associated with diseases, however, many people remain unaware of the regulatory requirements for asbestos control.

The Manitoba Safety and Health Regulation 217/2006 sets detailed requirements regarding asbestos. This is enforced for day-to-day asbestos management and on construction projects. The consequences of non-compliance can include work stoppage and fines.  

This course provides an in-depth review of everything related to asbestos, including its uses, health effects, relevant regulatory requirements, work classifications, and much more. It is relevant to a wide range of audiences – building owners, property managers, health & safety personnel, contractors, and many others.

In addition, for anyone who intends to perform Types 1, 2 and/or 3 asbestos work, the course content meets those regulatory training requirements.

Course Outline

In this course you will learn about:

  • Uses of asbestos in buildings
  • Health effects of asbestos exposure – occupational and non-occupational
  • Building survey methods and hazard assessments
  • Interpretation of bulk & air sample analysis results
  • Asbestos regulation overview
  • Asbestos waste transportation and disposal regulations overview
  • Asbestos Control Programs and their implementation
  • Asbestos abatement projects – considerations for planning and site preparation
  • Types 1, 2 & 3 asbestos work operations – work area setup requirements, measures & procedures, personal protective equipment, and worker decontamination procedures

Other features of this course:

  • Demonstrations of various equipment and asbestos material samples
  • Class input and discussions are strongly encouraged throughout the course
  • We conclude with an exam (optional to all participants) as an effective review of what you have learned
  • Respirator fit testing will be performed for attendees who meet the following requirements:

In order to be provided with and fit tested for a respirator, the attendee must be clean-shaven where the respirator seals to the face (this includes no beard, goatee, or significant stubble).

Instructor Bio

Edwin Wooster
Senior Project Manager, Hazardous Materials

Edwin Wooster is a senior project manager for the hazardous materials group at Pinchin Ltd. He has over 27 years of experience, with more than 20 years in project management of environmental audits and hazardous materials management. Edwin is Pinchin’s Regional Practice Leader for Hazardous Materials for Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Western Ontario. As a Senior Project Manager and Training Specialist out of Pinchin’s Winnipeg Office, he has a wide range of experience providing consulting services throughout Manitoba, as well as Saskatchewan and North Western Ontario. He provides a variety of training sessions on various subjects including Asbestos, Lead, PCB’s, Confined Space, Working at Heights, Spills Response, and WHMIS 2015. Project management experience includes a comprehensive asbestos reassessment project for a national financial institution consisting of over 700 branches across Canada. He has conducted in excess of 500 asbestos survey and inspection projects and is extremely proficient at the collection of field data for the purpose of asbestos surveys. Edwin holds an Engineering Design and Drafting Technology diploma from Red River College.

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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