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.
Sean Douglas is the Practice Leader and National Accounts Manager in the Hazardous Materials group for Pinchin Ltd. Sean has 30 years of experience in the management of hazardous materials, including assessment, management programs and designing & monitoring remediation programs. His experience includes more than 5,8000 projects involving assessment and inventories of hazardous materials, preparation of technical specifications and tender documents, development of remedial action plans and management of the hazardous waste removal process.
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