Course Type: Complimentary Session
Course Length: 2 hrs
Construction Workers are routinely exposed to a cocktail of environmental hazards on construction sites that they may not be aware of, and over time these exposures can have serious chronic health effects. This seminar provides a condensed overview of numerous common environmental hazards, such as mould, asbestos, silica for construction trades and hexavalent chromium and manganese for welders. The main emphasis of this session is to educate tradespeople of these hazards, the means to protect themselves, and more generally raise the bar concerning worker safety in Manitoba!
Edwin Wooster is the Prairies Regional Practice Leader for the hazardous materials group at Pinchin Ltd. He has over 29 years of experience, with more than 20 years in project management of environmental audits and hazardous materials management. Edwin is Pinchin’s Regional Practice Leader for Hazardous Materials for Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Western Ontario. As a Technical Manager and Training Specialist out of Pinchin’s Winnipeg Office, he has a wide range of experience providing consulting services throughout Manitoba, as well as Saskatchewan and North Western Ontario. He provides a variety of training sessions on various subjects including Asbestos, Lead, PCB’s, Confined Space, Working at Heights, Spills Response, and WHMIS 2015. Project management experience includes a comprehensive asbestos reassessment project for a national financial institution consisting of over 700 branches across Canada. 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.