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Asbestos Control in Buildings and Industry in Ontario

Course Type: Course
Course Length: 3 days

Course Overview

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

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has been increasingly active in enforcing the asbestos regulation for day-to-day asbestos management and particularly on construction projects. The consequences of non-compliance can include work stoppage and substantial fines. The Ministry of Environment has begun to increase enforcement related to asbestos waste handling and disposal.

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 – including building owners, property managers, health & safety personnel, and contractors.

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

Important information for those who intend to be certified as a Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker:

  • Prior to the course, it is essential that the employer register as a “Signing Authority” with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), otherwise the training may be deemed void. Contact your local MTCU office to arrange this.
  • The MTCU’s Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker (AAW 253W) exam is administered separately at Ontario colleges. Documentation required before taking the exam consists of paperwork provided by the MTCU and Pinchin’s course certificate. Please let us know if you are planning for this so that we can provide an additional course certificate to you.

For Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor certification, a separate course is required. Please refer to our course listing for the Asbestos Type 3 Abatement Supervisor training..

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
  • Ministry of Labour asbestos regulation overview
  • Asbestos waste transportation and disposal regulations overview
  • Asbestos Management 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
  • Air sampling for clearance of Type 3 work and options for other scenarios

Other features of this course:

  • Various items for demonstration including asbestos material samples, equipment used in asbestos abatement work.
  • When held at our Mississauga office the course includes a “backstage” tour of Pinchin’s Asbestos Laboratory and a look at a functional mock-up of a Type 3 asbestos enclosure.
  • 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. Additional MTCU testing is required for those who intend to be certified as a Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker.

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 has a certificate in Adult Education and Training from St. Francis Xavier University and she 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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