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Learn to recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.

Asbestos in the Workplace
Format: e-Course
Language: English | French

Course Description

The versatility of asbestos has led to its widespread use in many locations, including workplaces. While the presence of asbestos in newly-installed products has diminished greatly in Canada in recent decades, many older applications remain in homes, buildings and products. Asbestos materials are a potentially serious workplace hazard, and people who inhale asbestos fibres are at risk of developing critical, often fatal, illnesses.

This course equips employers and workers who are not directly involved in asbestos-related industries with the knowledge to recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.

Topics include:


  • Asbestos basics and hazards
  • Asbestos uses in the workplace
  • Managing asbestos hazards and taking action
  • Helpful resources

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Explain possible sources of asbestos in your workplace
  • Identify situations that could pose a risk of asbestos exposure
  • Understand how asbestos hazards are assessed
  • Describe common asbestos management practices
  • Determine when external resources may be required to help manage asbestos risks
  • Access legislation and other resource materials on how to manage asbestos in the workplace

Average time to complete this course is approximately 60 minutes.

Target Audience


  • Employers and workers who are not directly involved in asbestos-related industries
  • Health and safety advisors and committee members
  • Building owners
  • Property managers

Prerequisite

None

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course. Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.