Course Type: Complimentary Session
Course Length: 2 hrs
The Government of Canada amended the Canada Labour Code and resulting occupational health and safety regulations in regard to asbestos. This significant set of regulatory changes came into force on July 12, 2017. The new provisions include lowering of the allowable limit to airborne asbestos, increased air monitoring requirements, and an asbestos exposure management program. These topics along with other changes will be discussed at the information session.
Given the lack of federal guidance in the past, those of you that currently follow the local provincial regulations on asbestos will feel minimal impact from these new regulations, but for those of you that often find themselves on a work site under federal jurisdiction, you have an obligation to comply with these new changes. Work sites or sectors under federal jurisdiction include banking, telecommunications, broadcasting, road transportation, shipping, grain elevators, feed and seed mills, marine, rail, aviation, Crown Corporations and federal public administration.
The proposed federal ban on asbestos will also be discussed.
Edwin Wooster is a project manager for the hazardous materials group at Pinchin Ltd. He has over 18 years of experience, with more than 10 years in project management of environmental audits and hazardous materials management. He currently manages, co-ordinates, and supervises hazardous materials audits and abatement projects for a number of clients with large multi-building facilities. 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.
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