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ASGA silica hazard awareness schedule released

September 30, 2016  By Alberta Sand and Gravel Association

September 30, 2016 – Once again, the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association has partnered with Nielsen Consulting to bring our membership a series of half-day training courses on exposure, health impacts and risk management related to working with silica.

This course will provide participants review of:
•the overall legislation and policy related to worker exposure to silica;
•how exposures occur in aggregate plants, and which workers are most at risk;
•the health effects of silica inhalation;
•how to control exposures in an aggregate plant; and
•management of the risk at the corporate and site levels. 

New locations have been added to this year’s schedule:

*NEW* Grande Prairie
October 24, 2016
Grande Prairie Safe Communities
Morning Session: 9:00am – 1:00pm


*NEW* Fort McMurray
October 25, 2016
Location: TBD
Morning Session: 8:00am – Noon
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

October 27, 2016
Chateau Louis
Morning Session: 8:00am – Noon
Afternoon Session: 12:30pm  – 4:30pm

October 28, 2016
Deerfoot Inn & Casino
Morning Session: 8:00am – Noon

$200 + GST per person (Members)
$250 + GST per person (Non-members)

Registration includes all course materials and light refreshments.

If you are interested in attending this year’s Silica courses, please download the Course Description and Registration Form. Please return completed registration forms with payment information to the ASGA office by:

The Alberta Sand and Gravel Association
Suite 308, 10080 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 1V9


Seats are limited and registration will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Afternoon sessions may be added to Calgary and Grande Prairie locations if there is sufficient interest.

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