Asbestos management program updated

Brock University’s Health, Safety and Wellness department is launching an updated Asbestos Management Program.The university’s new program is fully compliant with the legislative requirements outlined under the Ontario Regulation, Asbestos on Construction Projects in Building and Repair Operations (O. Reg. 278/05).Modernization of the Asbestos Management Program includes an updated Asbestos Management Plan, training and easier access to the university’s Asbestos Inventory.As part of the update, every employee will now have access to the university’s Asbestos Inventory and the Asbestos Management Plan through the portal at my.brocku.ca. Specific training on the plan will be available for applicable departments.As part of the launch of the Asbestos Management Program, Asbestos Awareness Training has been made available to all Brock employees and will be mandatory for employees who perform work that disturbs building materials in close proximity to asbestos containing materials.Supervisors of Brock employees are responsible for identifying those who require training. Training for the Brock community will be predominantly delivered online through the learning management system Isaak/Sakai. Departments can also request an in-class training session by contacting Health, Safety & Wellness via email at [email protected] outlining the program, including links to all the different program elements and the emergency reporting procedure in the event of a suspected asbestos disturbance will be available from the Environmental Safety tab via the Health, Safety and Wellness website.

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