Asbestos Control in Buildings & Industry In Ontario
As buildings, plants or other structures are renovated or demolished, there is a significant hazard to construction workers and nearby occupants. This course addresses the asbestos compliance issue for owners and contractors and also provides the necessary certification training for Type 3 asbestos workers under MTC program 253W.
At the end of this course, participants will have a broad understanding of:
- Uses of Asbestos – friable and non-friable
- Health Effects – Occupational and Non-Occupational
- Building Survey methods and Hazard Assessment
- Interpretation of Bulk & Air Sampling Methods
- Ministry of Labour Asbestos Regulations
- Transportation and Disposal Regulations
- Management Program Implementation
- How to Perform Major Asbestos Control Projects – Planning and Site Preparation
- Worker Protection – for every type of work
- Asbestos Removal and Clean-up Methods; Clearance Air Monitoring
There is a widespread awareness of the health hazards posed by asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings and the Ministry of Labour has reacted to this with detailed regulations dealing with asbestos in buildings. In spite of this, many owners in the public and private sector and contractors remain ignorant of the issue and are seriously out of compliance with the regulation. The Ministry of Labour has been much more active, particularly in Southern Ontario and numerous charges have been laid.
Historically the MOL focused only on friable sprayed-on fireproofing, insulation or texture coats, or mechanical (pipe and boiler) insulation. The recent emphasis has been put on non-friable ACM with O.Reg. 278/05.
Format and Methodology:
This is a three-day course. The course covers theoretical principles and regulations but stresses practical field experience of asbestos control. It includes lectures, audio-visuals and demonstrations of some related equipment. Group input and discussions are strongly encouraged.
A course manual is provided to minimize the need to take notes and to maximize participation. The course manual also allows for better retention of knowledge and follow-up reference material.
Pinchin Environmental Ltd. provides an optional examination and will issue a certificate to each participant at the end of this course.
In addition, the course covers the content of the mandatory Type 3 Worker Training Materials as outlined by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Supervisors will require additional supervisory training to challenge the Supervisor’s examination.
Dr. Donald Pinchin is founder and president of Pinchin Environmental (1981) and vice president of Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Ltd., Le Groupe Gesfor Poirier Pinchin Inc. and PHH Environmental Limited. Don holds a Ph.D in Physics from Cambridge University, a Master of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry, both from the University of Toronto.
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