Since 1983, asbestos has been completely banned in more than 39 countries around the world. Other countries severely restrict its use with the objective of withdrawing its use. In Canada, the use of asbestos has decreased considerably since the end of the 1970s. Products that contain asbestos are regulated under the Asbestos Products Regulations (DORS/2007-260). Its bans are mainly aimed at stopping health problems and complications from the use of asbestos. In order to work safely, it is important to know the risks and the effects of exposure to asbestos. In addition, the worker must know the compulsory procedures and the related proper protective measures.
The training is primarily intended for regular and casual workers working directly or indirectly with materials and products containing asbestos.
- To develop specific knowledge on asbestos, laws and regulations, as well as on work in the presence of asbestos
- To know and assess the risks associated to the presence of asbestos
- To know the effects on health of asbestos exposure
- To use the proper protective measures according to the level of risk
- To apply the different compulsory procedures when working in the presence of asbestos?
This course has a duration of about 60min and is valid for 36 months