Asbestos Types 1, 2 and 3 Worker

The course content meets the training requirements under section 19 of Ontario Regulation 278/05 “Designated Substance-Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations” for performing Types 1 and 2 asbestos work.

Dates: TBA


  • Identify asbestos uses, potential locations, and common types of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings.
  • Describe health hazards and effects of asbestos exposure.
  • Learn about the Ontario Regulation 278/05:
    • List owner and contractor responsibilities
    • Discuss classification of asbestos operations
    • Examine measures and procedures for Types 1 & 2 asbestos work operations (i.e., work area setup, personal protective equipment, worker hygiene practices, work practices, waste packaging, work area cleaning, respiratory protection)
    • Review Statistics Canada safe work procedures (as provided in the RFP).
  • Recognize asbestos waste transportation and disposal procedures by reviewing applicable requirements under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and R.R.O. Regulation 347.
  • Participate in a hands-on exercise: Construction of a simple Type 2 enclosure and demonstration of Type 1 work.
  • Learn about half-face respirators with P100 filter cartridges.
Asbestos Type 3 Abatement Worker

The course content follows the curriculum set by MTCU (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) for the Type 3 Asbestos Abatement Worker training program (AAW 253W).

  • Identify uses and common types of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in buildings.
  • Describe health effects of asbestos exposure.
  • Review the Ministry of Labor Regulation 278/05.
  • Examine regulatory requirements for asbestos waste transportation and disposal.
  • Review other provincial health and safety legislation relevant to Type 3 asbestos work.
  • Discuss other hazards in Type 3 asbestos work.
  • Review measures and procedures, personal protective equipment, and decontamination (hygiene) practices for Type 3 asbestos work.
  • Learn about Type 3 asbestos work operations.
  • Participate in a “mock” exam, fashioned in a similar format to the MTCU’s test.

Course Requirements

  • Prior to the course, it is essential that the employer register as a “Signing Authority” with MTCU (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) otherwise the training may be deemed void. Contact your local MTCU office to arrange this.
  • The MTCU ’s AAW253W exam is administered separately.
  • The Signing Authority is responsible for maintaining documentation for all participants, arranging the exams, and submitting the necessary documentation to the MTCU .

The AAW 253 W Exam will be administered at our approved facility Northern College Timmins Campus only. To book your test, please contact Monique Seguin at

Contact Information
Kirkland Lake Campus | 705-567-9291 ext. 1-3667
Timmins Campus | 705-235-3211 ext. 1-2270