Asbestos Awareness

Lead Stop Specialists Asbestos Awareness Course will guide you through all aspects of Asbestos, from the hazards that are associated with Asbestos to how to protect yourself with safe work practices. 

This course examines the history, properties, and health effects of asbestos and outlines several practices for preventing the devastating side effects of exposure to asbestos-containing material.

Our comprehensive course will explain in detail what you need to know, emphasize key points and test your knowledge retention throughout.  The course has been designed to meet and exceed Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines and Ministry Requirements, so by completing this course,  your employees can improve their knowledge of working with and around this hazardous material. 

Participants will be provided and general understanding of the origin of asbestos, the different types of asbestos, typical uses of asbestos in construction, and the importance of asbestos control in buildings. Also, participants will learn about the health effects of asbestos exposure, Type I and Type II operations, and be introduced to the relevant provincial regulations concerning asbestos.
 

Individuals who would benefit from this course would be Construction Workers, Demolition and Remediation workers and anyone who may come in contact with or will disturb asbestos in their line of work. 

Lead Awareness

According to the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention, despite improvements in public health policies and substantial reductions in blood lead levels (BLLs) in adults, lead exposure remains an important health problem worldwide. 

Even a little lead poisoning can cause serious health problems, and at very high levels, it can be fatal.

Lead is a heavy, soft, gray-blue metallic element found in the earth’s crust. Most occupational exposure to lead comes from activities like mining, smelting, manufacturing, and through the use and work with manufactured products containing lead. But lead is perhaps most commonly associated with paint and painting as a historically important ingredient until the negative effects of lead paint became known, resulting in the banning of its use in the industry, and the rise of safer alternatives like latex. In use up until about the late 1970’s, lead paint remains a common hazard for those working in the demolition, renovation, and general construction industries, though exposure to lead paint is a diminishing risk.

This course will guide participants through the identification and characteristics of lead and sources of lead exposure. Providing them with the ability to recognize the health effects and symptoms of lead exposure, discussing employer and employee responsibilities and medical assessment requirements and more

 

The course has been designed to meet and exceed Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines and Ministry Requirements, so by completing this course,  your employees can improve their knowledge of working with and around this hazardous material. 
 

Individuals who would benefit from this course would be construction workers, plumbers, building managers, demolition and remediation workers and anyone who is engaged in the removal of management of lead-containing materials.