Course Details

• May 7-9, 2019, 0830-1630
• 407-604 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M-1A5
• Up to 14 days prior: $900.00 + GST
• Within 14 days: $1050.00 + GST
• Manual and test included.
• Each participant of this course is required to have a half-mask air-purifying respirator. Respirators will be available for purchase at the course for $60.00 each.

* Courses are subject to cancellation, and course dates and locations are subject to change
* Participant is required to bring One (1) piece of government-issued photo ID for verification on the first day of training course
* R.J. & Associates reserves the right to cancel this course or to substitute instructors as necessary. If the event is cancelled for any reason, [R.J.&A.] assumes liability limited to a refund of the registration fee paid only.


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AHERA BI 3-day


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AHERA Building Inspector Certification Programs

Background
In October 1986 the Asbestos Hazard Emergency response Act (AHERA) was signed into law in the United States. Included in this Act are provisions directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish rules and regulations addressing asbestos-containing materials. Specifically, EPA was directed to address the issues of (1) identifying, (2) evaluating, and (3) controlling Asbestos containing Materials (ACM). In conjunction with several stakeholders including the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the final AHERA regulations became effective December 1987.

Applicable BC Legislations
In British Columbia Part 6 of the WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation sets the requirements for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in all workplaces. Regulations in British Columbia and the United States require the use of accredited Building Inspectors when conducting hazard assessments for the presence of Asbestos.

This course has been awarded:

*1.0 CMP by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). Approval #10243
3 IH CMP by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists (ABIH)

Intended Audience: Occupational Health & Safety Specialists.

The Program
This three-day program sets the foundation for a qualified person to become a certified AHERA Building Inspector. This intense training program is not only theory based but includes a practical assessment exercise that will provide students with an opportunity to put their newly acquired skills and resources to use.

The program will give you the tools to:

  • Gather information from the LEA or building owner and discussing which structures are to be inspected, how these structures are currently being used, and how to inform affected parties about the inspection.
  • Review prior management plan editions, architectural and “as-built” (records) plans, work change orders, and other records for the specification of any materials that contain asbestos.
  • Interview individuals familiar with the structures.
  • Inspect the building for friable and non-friable materials, and material or products, which are likely to contain asbestos.
  • Delineate homogeneous sampling areas and develop a sampling plan for bulk samples.
  • Delineate functional spaces for determining potential disturbance.
  • Collect samples and have them analyzed for Asbestos by an accredited laboratory.
  • Collect information on the physical condition and location of all Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) or other characteristics of the building that may affect the likelihood that ACBM may be disturbed, and that fibers may be disturbed and released.
  • Present data to a Managements Planner.

MAJOR CONCEPTS DISCUSSED
THERE ARE FOUR MAJOR OUTCOMES FOCUSED ON IN THIS PROGRAM:

1. INVESTIGATION OF RECORDS
2. PHYSICAL AND VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE BUILDING FOR SUSPECT MATERIALS
3. BULK SAMPLING SUSPECT MATERIAL FOR ASBESTOS
4. ASSESSING THE CONDITION AND LOCATION OF THE ACMB IN RELATION TO POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGE

CAUTION: Applicants are advised against making travel and accommodation arrangements until they have received an email confirming that the course is proceeding.