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Alert

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted legislation and services. Information on this website may not reflect the current situation in Alberta. Please visit alberta.ca for up-to-date information about these impacts.

Other Occupations

Asbestos Worker

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

Contact

Director of Occupational Hygiene
Government of Alberta
8th Floor, 10808 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0G5
Canada

Call: 780-415-8690
Call toll-free within Alberta: 1-866-415-8690
Occupational Health and Safety webpage:
www.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety.aspx
Asbestos Worker Training webpage:
www.alberta.ca/asbestos-worker-training.aspx

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code [pdf], 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 Government of Alberta. 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 Government of Alberta 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 in Canada? and the Government of Alberta website.

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