February 01, 2019

Hazmat Training and Certification in February

IUPAT is offering Hazmat training and certification in February 2019. Interested applicants must have grade 12 or equivalent. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant status is required. Full time employment, good wages, benefits and pension are available once you have graduated. Please call Juan Lopez at 416-805-2435 or Armindo Correia at 416-996-6528 for more information.

January 18, 2019

What Hazmat Technicians Want You to Know About Asbestos!

Many people have heard about asbestos and know that it’s a dangerous material, but very few people know what it actually is. Hazmat technicians play an important role in making sure that asbestos is removed and disposed of properly. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a hazmat technician, or are just learning more, read these 4 facts about asbestos.

October 30, 2017

The Impact of Climate Change on Toronto’s Hazmat Technicians

Rising temperatures, higher water levels, more severe weather and natural disasters have all been seen and noted by scientists, but the impact of these changes on hazmat technicians in Toronto and their work could be more significant than people realize. IUPAT explain why in this blog.

August 29, 2017

Reasons to Become a Hazmat Technician in Toronto

As the city grows, so does the importance of having qualified and knowledgeable hazmat technicians in Toronto. Hazmat Technicians are responsible for responding to emergencies to clean up and contain toxic chemicals and other dangerous materials.

August 24, 2017

The Legacy of Asbestos Worker Unions in Toronto

The International Union of Painters and Trades (IUPAT) has had a profound positive impact on the lives of Toronto asbestos workers and hazmat workers, as well as members of the general public.

July 15, 2017

5 Top Chemicals Every Toronto Hazmat Technician Encounters

When you’re a hazmat technician working in Toronto, your job is to enhance the safety levels by removing the threat of a variety of chemicals and agents. Below are five of the biggest that a Toronto hazmat technician can expect to encounter regularly.

March 06, 2017

Asbestos Workers Union Members Make Toronto Healthier

By all accounts, the people of Toronto are actively focused on making the city a healthier place to live and work. From government officials to corporate entities to residents, health is a topic that’s frequently discussed. Now, asbestos workers union members are doing their part to collectively make sure Toronto is a cleaner and safer […]

February 27, 2017

How Asbestos Removal in Ontario Works

By now, most property owners in Ontario know that having asbestos on site is dangerous. Asbestos, a once popular material, fell out of favor when its link to cancers and respiratory problems came to the public’s attention. Yet many people wonder how the process of asbestos removal works. The IUPAT is serious about helping you […]

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