What Is Asbestos Awareness?

This Asbestos Awareness program aims to provide both workers and supervisors with the necessary knowledge to safely avoid and work with or around asbestos. Its primary focus is to teach students how to properly contain asbestos or ACMs (asbestos containing materials), as well as how to protect themselves in case they are required to work in an asbestos-contaminated environment.

Throughout the training, workers learn more about the toxic effects of asbestos on human health, the environments where asbestos is likely to be present at work, optimal safety procedures in case of an uncontrolled release of the silicate mineral, but also how to minimize their risk of exposure to ACMs.

Who Needs Asbestos Awareness?

It is recommended that both current employees and potential job candidates who may come in contact with asbestos or ACMs receive proper training. Many applicants look to complete this training prior to their interview as a way to enhance their hiring prospects. Meanwhile, businesses can acquire this course in bulk to ensure their compliance with the latest safety standards at an affordable price.

Employees will most likely require Asbestos Awareness training in the following industries:

  • Construction.
  • Energy & Electricity.
  • Mining.
  • Automotive & Manufacturing.
  • Education & Research.

Who Is Responsible for Asbestos Awareness Training?

Within the Canadian jurisdiction, businesses and employers have a legal obligation to guarantee safety training for their workers. This means they are required to purchase and implement Asbestos Awareness courses where such hazards might be encountered.

Employees are also legally required to undergo the mandatory safety training provided by their employers. Afterwards, it is their responsibility to implement the knowledge and techniques they have acquired in order to guarantee both their own safety, as well as that of their colleagues.

What Do You Need to Learn?

To successfully complete the Asbestos Awareness certification, workers must be able to accurately describe all of the health hazards associated with the silicate mineral’s effect on the human health, as well as the most common types of asbestos they are likely to encounter in their workplace. Furthermore, they must have a firm grasp of the protocol that must be followed in case of an asbestos emergency.

How Long Is the Certificate Valid?

The Asbestos Awareness certification should be renewed within one year from the course’s previous completion. This ensures that the life-threatening hazards associated with working around this mineral are minimized or, where this is possible, completely eliminated.

What Other Courses Should I Take?

Asbestos Awareness is commonly acquired with safety certifications such as Respiratory Protection, WHMIS 2015, and/or Personal Protective Equipment.

Should you wish to obtain a complete list of safety courses that address your specific job, please visit our consultation page and select a line of work. This will bring up the most common safety recommendations associated with the latter.

What Will You Learn?

Course Overview 25:00

In this module you will learn what is Asbestos and why the Asbestos Awareness Course is important, the types of Asbestos and where they are used, what are the Risks of Exposure to Asbestos as well as what this can lead to, the Permissible Exposure Limits and the 3 levels of risk associated with Asbestos worksites.

Working with Asbestos 25:00

Throughout this module you will learn about: Procedures for Medium and High Risk Work, Contaminated Areas Procedures, Work Environment Inspection as well as Medical Emergency Procedures.

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eSafetyFirst is the convenient, hassle-free online training solution for anyone who needs fast Asbestos Awareness training or re-training. This course isn’t your average, bland workplace safety course that workers forget. Each module is engaging, memorable, and fun! Employers benefit from our bulk pricing and fast, simple training. Employees can get their practice out of the way fast and have fun doing it!