Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Construction, Excavation and Demolition involving Hazardous Building Materials (Breakfast Session)
BC Housing: 2 Group A CPD Points
Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Event Description

Section 20.112 of the OHS Regulation was amended to require additional information during hazardous materials surveys. The upcoming breakfast session will provide an opportunity to learn more about these changes and how they can impact your scope of work under renovation and demolition projects involving these materials.


The process of sampling building materials to test for hazardous substances may seem straight forward, but it is often done incorrectly producing misleading or false results. This session will also provide a refresher on regulatory sampling requirements for submitting suspect bulk materials to a laboratory for determination of asbestos content. The presentation will also include a limited discussion of lead and silica bulk sampling protocols, and will emphasize the importance of appropriate sample collection, handling and shipping to a laboratory including selection of a laboratory and sampling documentation. 


Understanding the correct sampling and analytical methods is essential to a successful hazmat assessment outcome prior to renovation or demolition activities. The significance of adequate training and experience for the person carrying out the hazardous material sampling/survey will also be discussed. In summary, this session will provide you with the fundamentals of interpreting hazardous material surveys and their associated analytical reports.


Presenter: Michel J. Crépeau is Technical Operations Manager with Total Safety Services Inc. in Burnaby, BC. He has over 30 years of local, national and international experience in occupational hygiene/health & safety and environment, and has managed the development, implementation and performance of a wide variety of EHS programs. Michel’s work experience includes federal, provincial, municipal and industrial risk assessments as well as hazard investigations. He has worked extensively in the recognition, evaluation and control of workplace occupational health hazards and frequently provides expert advice on hazardous materials assessments and remediation. Michel is registered with the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (ROH), certified with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) and certified with the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CHSC). He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry) from the University of Ottawa and a Graduate Diploma (Occupational Hygiene) from McGill University.

Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $90.00
Non-Member $120.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
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7:45am - 8:30am
Breakfast & Registration
8:30am - 10:30am
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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