Provide attendees with enough information about the hazards of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) so that during fire suppression efforts and investigative incidents, they can identify potential risks of harmful exposure and protect themselves and others from this risk.
Familiarize attendees with applicable sections of the WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
Review safe work procedures that were developed specifically to provide fire fighters information on the precautions that should be taken during building inspections, arson investigations and during and after fighting a fire where asbestos-containing materials may be present.
BCMSA will begin offering CMHA’s program Resilient Minds: Building the Psychological Strength of Firefighters to both volunteer and career municipal firefighters across the province starting in January 2020.
Research has identified workplace supervisors as a key participant for successful return to work programs. This course will equip supervisors to work with HR/OHS and take them from uncertainty to confidence when managing mental health related absence and RTW.