REA 1-Day Course

Asbestos Hazard Awareness


Note About This Course

You may have heard that “one asbestos fibre can kill”. We doubt this is true, and so should you. The fact of the matter is that there are relatively few circumstances where concerns over asbestos are warranted. This is not a course where we try to frighten participants, or try to convince your organization to embark upon an expensive course of asbestos survey and abatement work. REA strives to provide up-to-date scientifically accurate and balanced information about asbestos hazards and risks, along with practical advice on ways of complying with regulatory obligations in the most cost-effective way achievable.

Do you know the risks associated with asbestos exposure? Do you know the potential locations and materials where asbestos might be present in your buildings? And if asbestos is present, is it, or is it not, a hazard to anyone? Do you have an Asbestos Management Plan? Do you need one? If you think your employees might have been exposed to asbestos, should they go for a chest x-ray? If you answered “no” or “I don’t know” to any one of these questions, this course is for you.

How can I benefit from this course?

This course answers all the questions above and gives you an understanding of:

  • The duties of various workplace parties for asbestos management

  • Asbestos management practices

  • Regulatory requirements relating to asbestos work (including damage reporting, classification, repair, and clean-up)

  • Ontario Regulation 278/05 - Designated Substance - Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations

This course provides in-depth coverage of the requirements of the regulation, including sampling and analytical standards, and explains how to establish and run a cost-effective and compliant asbestos management program. It also provides insight into some of the “scams” and misleading practices that have evolved in relation to asbestos consulting, testing and abatement industry.

View Course Curriculum

Module 1 - Introduction to the Regulation
Module 2 - Duties of Owners
Module 3 - Duties of Contractors
Module 4 - Equivalency and Variance
Module 5 - Bulk Samples & Analysis
Module 6 - Asbestos Air Sampling & Analysis
Module 7 - Prohibitions

Is this course for me?

This course is for building and property managers, owners, facility operators, demolition companies, abatement companies, contractors, architects, and health and safety specialists.