Asbestos worker training

Before entering an asbestos restricted area, you must complete government-approved training to get an asbestos worker certificate.

Important to know

Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code requires that:

Overview

Restricted areas

All workers in Alberta who enter a restricted area due to an asbestos hazard must successfully complete the asbestos worker course and be in possession of a valid worker certificate.

A restricted area is defined as an area of a work site where there is a reasonable chance that the airborne concentration of asbestos, silica, coal dust or lead exceeds or may exceed the occupational exposure limit for one or more of the substances.

Non-restricted areas

Workers working with asbestos in non-restricted areas must be trained in accordance with Section 15 of the Regulation and Section 37 of the Code. This training doesn’t have to be provided by one of the approved agencies listed below.

Certification term

Asbestos worker cards expire 3 years from the date of issue.

Course description

Government-approved agencies provide asbestos worker training and issue asbestos worker cards. These agencies offer various courses on OHS safety for the asbestos worker. Each course must have the required health and safety content as described in the Occupational Health and Safety Training for Asbestos Workers Course Guidelines.

Workers are encouraged to discuss each course offered by the agency, and to ask about the length, price, hours of instruction, and materials each trainee will receive.

How agencies become accredited

Employers wishing to be an approved training agency must apply in writing. Application instructions are included in Occupational Health and Safety Training for Asbestos Workers Course Guidelines.

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Approved training agencies

  • Calgary

    Alberta Safety & Environmental Services Ltd.
    John MacDonald, Principal
    Phone: 1-877-520-0963
    Fax: 403-475-0971

    AMEC Earth and Environmental
    Keith Lawson, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
    Phone: 403-248-4331
    Fax: 403-248-2188

    Aurora Abatement Technicians Ltd. (Aurora Staffing Ltd/EHS Partnerships)
    Glyn Jones, Principal
    Phone: 403-243-0700
    Fax: 403-243-0760

    DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd.
    Dennis French, President
    Phone: 403-229-3131
    Fax: 403-245-3224

    Golder Associates Ltd.
    Kara Snelling
    Phone: 403-206-4829
    Cell: 403-477-1642
    Fax: 403-299-5606

    Industrial Safety International (iSi) Inc.
    Ponnachan Joseph, Principal Hygienist
    Phone: 403-280-2888
    Toll free: 1-888-689-2886
    Fax: 403-203-2881

    Pinchin West Ltd.
    (formerly PHH ARC Environmental Ltd.)
    Eric St. Hilaire
    Phone: 403-723-2617
    Fax: 403-291-0612

    Quantum Murray LP
    Jeremy Robinson, Regional EH&S Manager
    Phone: 403-203-0531
    Fax: 403-720-4163

    Shortgrass Property Services Ltd.
    Patrick Windle, President
    Phone: 403-242-1700
    Home office: 403-242-7702
    Fax: 403-233-9145

    Western Health & Safety
    Don Fillion, Principal
    Phone: 403-241-6889
    Cell: 403-835-7872
    Fax: 403-241-5688

    Western Site Technologies
    Donald Blair
    Phone: 403-874-5099
    Email: dblair@westernsite.com

  • Edmonton

    Alberta Labourers' Training Trust Fund
    Bernie Kowalewski
    Phone: 780-475-0963
    Fax: 780-423-7724

    AMEC Earth and Environmental
    Keith Lawson, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
    Phone: 403-248-4331
    Fax: 403-248-2188

    Aluma Systems
    Neil Nilson, Insulation Contracts Manager
    Phone: 780-440-1320
    Fax: 780-440-2535

    Aurora Abatement Technicians Ltd.
    (Aurora Staffing Ltd/EHS Partnerships)
    Glyn Jones, Principal
    Phone: 403-243-0700
    Fax: 403-243-0760

    Cascade Environmental Consulting Ltd.
    (formerly G-Com Consulting)
    Vic Godbout
    Phone: 780-488-2325

    DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd.
    Jeff Wright
    Phone: 780-468-3131
    Fax: 780-468-3224

    Golder Associates Ltd.
    Richard Mathieson
    Phone: 780-483-3499
    Fax: 780-483-1574

    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (Patricia Campus)
    Fred Savoie, Instructor
    Phone: 780-453-5423
    Fax: 780-453-5405

    Nucor Environmental Solutions Ltd.
    Suite 101, 17229 - 109 Avenue
    Edmonton, T5S 1H7
    Audra Bruneski | Jason Williams
    Phone: 780-481-1461

    Pinchin West Ltd.
    (formerly PHH ARC Environmental Ltd.)
    Chris Taylor, Vice President
    Phone: 780-425-6600 ext. 285
    Fax: 780-425-5126

    Safety Coordination Services
    Ted Letourneau, Group Lead, Industrial Hygiene
    Phone: 780-485-3585
    Fax: 780-485-3595

    Western Site Technologies
    Courtney Ziegler
    Phone: 780-868-6913
    Email: cziegler@westernsite.com

Contact

To connect with OHS:

Phone: 780-415-8690 (Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690 
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215

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