Course Summaries

Asbestos Awareness – 2 hours

Asbestos is in an estimated 95% of building material in North America. With over a dozen life-altering health conditions that can result after being exposed to asbestos fibers, it has become the leading occupational killer in British Columbia.

This Asbestos Awareness course meets key learning requirements, providing students with knowledge on hazards involved with asbestos, including:

  • Identifying the 6 common types of asbestos
  • Health effects from exposure
  • Characteristics of asbestos
  • Recognizing potential locations of asbestos and what to do if we encounter it
  • Emergency procedures
  • Provincial regulations

Students leave the course understanding the dangers of working with and being around asbestos. They will have the confidence to react to situations where asbestos has been disturbed and the steps they need to take to reduce the risk to themselves and fellow workers.

Employers will learn some of the critical steps at ensuring a safe work place, while reviewing key requirements to ensure they are performing their due diligence. Active First Aid helps employers meet Work Safe BC criteria which allows all workers who may be exposed to asbestos in the workplace be adequately trained.

Silica Awareness – 2 hours

Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust has the potential to cripple those exposed over time and can lead to death.  In May 2017, Work Safe BC updated regulations which identify the dangers of RCS, with the goal of reducing or eliminating the exposure of this dust to our lungs and allowing us to return home as healthy as we arrived.

Many work procedures involve tasks which create dust, specifically RCS.  In this 2-hour intensive course students will learn the following:

  • Where potential exposure to RCS may occur
  • Health effects
  • Health monitoring and treatments
  • Methods to control exposure
  • Emergency response
  • Provincial regulations

By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the risks involved with Respirable Crystalline Silica and will be knowledgeable in implementing several types of controls against the hazard.

Employers will gain a better understanding of their role in workplace safety with Respirable Crystalline Silica and the applicable regulatory requirements.

This course meets and exceeds Work Safe BC training requirements for Respirable Crystalline Silica.

Bullying and Harassment – 2 hours

For many people, bullying and harassment is a misunderstood topic in the workplace. It’s estimated that 1 in 6 people have been bullied or harassed on a regular basis.  The effects on the individual being targeted can be extremely debilitating and can dramatically affect their home and work life.

This interactive course will allow students to identify what is and is not considered bullying and harassment in the workplace.  Additionally, students will discover:

  • The obligations of employers, supervisors and workers
  • The effects of bullying and harassment
  • How to identify and correctly report bullying and/or harassment
  • What can be done when faced with bullying and harassment
  • The workplace regulations that apply

By the end of the course, students will be able to clearly understand what is considered workplace bullying and harassment including what to do if they or someone they know is being targeted.

Employers will become more aware of recognizing signs of bullying taking place, a clearer picture of responsibilities and what steps can be taken to report workplace bullying.