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Asbestos Worker

Asbestos workers are employed in construction and other occupations requiring the removal of asbestos containing materials.

Contact

Director of Occupational Hygiene
Alberta Labour
8th Floor, 10808 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T5K 0G5
Toll-free phone number (within Alberta): 1-866-415-8690
Contact Occupational Health and Safety webpage:
http://work.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety.html
Asbestos Worker Training webpage:
http://work.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety/asbestos-training.html

Legislation

Under Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Code, workers who work with asbestos must be adequately trained to perform the work safely. An asbestos worker required to work in a restricted area must have successfully completed an asbestos training course approved by the Government of Alberta.

What You Need

Certification requires successful completion of a course approved by the Director of Occupational Hygiene, Alberta Labour. For course guidelines and a list of agencies accredited to provide asbestos worker training and issue asbestos worker cards, see the Asbestos Worker Training page on the Alberta Labour website.

Working in Alberta

Asbestos workers who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may challenge an exam in Alberta if certified asbestos workers in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

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