Asbestos, Lead, Mould and Silica Awareness

Course description:

The work performed by public works staff could expose them to a variety of hazards. Exposure to some toxic substances could be life-threatening. All workers must be aware of the potential hazards, and understand and follow the controls necessary to prevent exposure.

After completion of this half-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the health hazards and routes of entry associated with exposure to asbestos, lead, mould and silica
  • Complete a field-level risk assessment for exposure to these hazards
  • Understand the Hierarchy of Controls to be followed to determine the most effective method of preventing exposure
  • Identify appropriate procedures and personal protective equipment to prevent exposure
  • Understand the precautions that must be taken when cleaning up and disposing of materials containing asbestos, lead, mould and/or silica

Course length:
4 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
6/20

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$75 per person for up to 15 (minimum 6);
$37.50 per person from 16+.
Minimum $600 charge per class.

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