This course has been designed for anyone who is liable to disturb or come in contact with Asbestos during their regular work day. General maintenance workers, electricians, plumbers, joiners, painters, construction workers, roofers, gas fitters, HVAC workers and demolition workers are examples of positions that would benefit from this training.
The Asbestos Awareness course is designed to meet and exceed the Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines. By completing this course you can improve your knowledge of an important part of workplace safety and have a greater understanding of the hazards involved.
Asbestos is a set of 6 naturally occurring thin fibrous crystals that have been mined for more than 4,000 years. Manufacturers began using asbestos in a variety of products and materials around the end of the 19th Century due to it's superior properties in sound absorption, tensile strength, fire and heat resistance and affordability. Prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious and fatal illnesses including Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, and Asbestosis.
Proper identification, safe handling and disposal techniques will aid in the protection of the worker and those around them.
This comprehensive 2 hour Asbestos Safety Training course in Calgary will guide you through all aspects of asbestos awareness and will explain in detail what you need to know in order to keep yourself and those around you safe while emphasizing the following key points:
- Hazards that are associated with asbestos
- How to protect yourself and others with safe work practices
- What asbestos is comprised of
- Health risks associated with asbestos
- Regulations and exposure limits related to asbestos
- Safe work and handling practices for asbestos