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Asbestos Awareness for the Insurance Industry

Course Type: Complimentary Session
Course Length: 2 hrs
Price: 0.00

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Seminar Overview

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been added to many different building materials. It can be encountered in many forms in buildings and on construction projects.  Improper disturbance can result in asbestos exposures to workers or building occupants.  As such, it can have a significant impact on an insurance claim.

This complimentary seminar reviews the major concerns with asbestos today and is designed to provide you with the knowledge to understand the history of asbestos use, common type of asbestos-containing materials, and associated hazards as well as regulatory requirements.

Seminar Outline

  • History of Asbestos
  • What is considered an asbestos-containing material and the terminology used to define asbestos
  • Health Hazards associated with disturbing asbestos
  • Regulations
  • How should asbestos-containing building materials be handled?
  • Benefits to the insurance industry by using qualified contractors and consultants when dealing with asbestos

Who Should Attend?

  • Insurance Adjusters

Instructor Bio(s)

Colin Uhrich
Project Manager, Hazardous Materials and Indoor Environmental Quality

Colin Uhrich is a Project Manager in the Hazardous Materials and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) groups and has been employed by Pinchin Ltd. since 2013. Colin holds an Applied Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety through the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.

Colin has six years of environmental consulting experience and has completed over 1,200 projects on behalf of Pinchin Ltd. involving asbestos and hazardous materials surveys and abatements, building demolitions, mould assessments and remediation, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments and industrial hygiene investigations. Colin has conducted assessments work in a wide range of facilities, from residential buildings to educational institutions, national banks, large scale commercial retail facilities, industrial plants and office buildings.

Note: This applies to the Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan Continuing Education Course; 2 Credits

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