June 13 - June 17, 2022

Course Overview

  • Extend knowledge of occupational exposure to fibrous dusts used in industry (asbestos, machine made mineral fibres, carbon, etc.);
  • Understand the health risks of asbestos and other fibres as well as the means of evaluation and control; and
  • Learn how to apply these principals for asbestos consultants as well as OH professionals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the composition, nature and properties of asbestos, machine made mineral and other fibres and their historical uses;
  • Describe the health effects of asbestos and other fibrous materials and apply appropriate exposure limits;
  • Describe the uses of asbestos in buildings and the public health risk that these may pose;
  • Understand the principles of and requirements for asbestos surveys including taking samples and identifying bulk asbestos types by microscopic techniques including relevant safety requirements;
  • Be thoroughly familiar with current good practice in the construction and use of enclosures for asbestos remediation and the use of decontamination units;
  • Understand all the principles of clearance testing, the requirements for measurement and appropriate techniques for post remediation evaluation;
  • Conduct air sampling to determine airborne concentrations of asbestos or other fibres in accordance with defined procedures including microscopic counting techniques;
  • Have the ability to advise on all the various techniques for the management of asbestos in buildings in accordance with good practice.

Course Content