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Because workers' compensation is a provincial responsibility, this course provides generic information that employers can use to develop their own site-specific procedures for asbestos exposure. If a worker is or may be exposed to potentially harmful levels of asbestos, the employer must develop and implement an exposure control plan meeting the requirements of his or her province's legislature that governs workers' compensation, health, and safety.
Who must take this course?
In general, anyone working with asbestos must be educated and trained.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Canada OHS Construction Asbestos Training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Construction Asbestos Training certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Canada OHS Construction Asbestos course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
If employers and workers do not take proper precautions for work around asbestos, workers may develop serious chronic health problems or even die of an asbestos-related disease. This course examines the history, properties, and health effects of asbestos and outlines several practices for preventing the devastating side effects of exposure to asbestos-containing material. Because the guidelines for asbestos mitigation vary due to the differences in statutory commissions established under the legislation of each province or territory in Canada, employers are responsible for familiarizing themselves and their workers with the guidelines specific to the province or territory they are in to ensure a safe work environment.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Canada Construction Asbestos Safety Training
- History of Asbestos in Construction
- Asbestos-related Regulations
- Key Terms
- What Is Asbestos?
- Where Is Asbestos Found?
- Common Uses of Asbestos
- Asbestos-related Diseases
- Asbestos-related Lung Cancer
- Pleural Abnormalities
- Asbestos Programs and Documentation
- Employer Responsibilities
- Supervisor Responsibilities
- Worker Responsibilities
- Owner Responsibilities
- Prime Contractor Responsibilities
- Homeowner Responsibilities
- Health and Safety Program
- Asbestos Management Program
- Asbestos Survey
- Risk Assessment
- Exposure Control Plan
- Respirator Program
- Training, Instruction, and Supervision
- Work Procedures
- Type I (Low Risk) Work Activities
- Type II (Moderate Risk) Work Activities
- Type III (High Risk) Work Activities
- Before Working with Asbestos-containing Materials
- Monitoring the Work Environment
- Waste Handling and Disposal
- Asbestos Abatement: Demolition and Renovation
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Emergencies and Incidents
- Emergency Preparedness
- Medical Emergencies
- Procedures for Medical Emergencies
- Incident Investigation
- Additional Resources
The employer must develop and implement an exposure control plan meeting the requirements of his or her province's legislature that governs workers' compensation, health, and safety.Retraining is required in at least the following situations:
(1) Where changes at the worksite present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(2) Where changes present a hazard in which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(3) Where inadequacies in an affected employee's work involving asbestos indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.