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Property Manager Series: Liability Awareness for Asbestos, Mould & Radon

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

This seminar is a part of our 4-part - Property Managers Series, specifically tailored for professionals in property management. 

The other sessions in this series include: 

Seminar Overview

It is imperative for property managers to understand the hazards in their properties and the regulations surrounding them. Not only will it help ensure your property and tenants are safe, such knowledge helps prevent issues down the road. Three commonplace hazards will be discussed in this session: asbestos, radon and mould.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the common uses, health hazards, and the regulatory requirements impacting property managers regarding asbestos. We will also discuss Radon Gas, where this naturally occurring gas is found, how it is tested and what tenants can expect regarding radon. Lastly, we will cover mould in tenant spaces. Mould is very common and is caused from various water related damage or issues. It is important to be aware of when mould can be addressed by cleaning staff and when a much larger health and safety issue may be present.

Seminar Outline

  • Uses and common types of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings
  • Health effects of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos Legislation and ACM program requirements
  • Where is Radon found and how is it tested
  • Changing legislation on where mandatory radon testing is being performed
  • IICRC standards for mould remediation
  • Proactive water management for mould prevention
  • When to engage a consultant vs using your own maintenance staff

Who Should Attend?

  • Building Owners
  • Property Managers
  • Asset Managers
  • Building Operators

Instructor Bio(s)

Heather Swail, B.Env.St., M.Env.
Project Manager, Occupational Health & Safety

Heather provides technical, training and management consulting services to a wide variety of clients in their workplaces. She has performed or managed hundreds of surveys for many agents in a variety of workplaces including construction, industrial, manufacturing, commercial, office, and health care settings. Heather performs and manages work in occupational hygiene, indoor air quality, LEED, radon, and mould. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) and a Master of Environment both from the University of Manitoba.

Edwin Wooster
Project Manager, Hazardous Materials

Edwin Wooster has over 25 years of experience, with more than 15 years in project management of environmental audits and hazardous materials management. Edwin has been Pinchin’s primary Canada Post contact for asbestos/mould related projects in Manitoba and Nunavut Territory (West) for the last eight years. He currently manages, co-ordinates, and supervises hazardous materials audits and abatement projects for a number of clients with large multi-building facilities. In the past, he has project managed 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.

Jay Snedden
Technical Manager, Indoor Air Quality & Microbial Contamination

Jay Snedden has 27+ years’ experience in this field and is known for the sound and practical approach he brings to his work with a wide range of Pinchin clients. In addition to providing regular site inspection and air monitoring on numerous projects, ranging from one to two-day abatement operations, to much larger multi-year projects. He has extensive experience in the field of project design, specification preparation and management and has managed work in isolated communities such as Canada’s high Arctic and many First Nation communities. In recent years, he has broadened his field of expertise to include consulting and management responsibilities in the field of hazardous mould assessment and removal, and to infection control in health care facilities throughout the region.

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