Notice of asbestos inspections and featured resources
Asbestos exposure remains the number one killer of workers in B.C. Hundreds of houses are demolished and renovated every month in our province, and as many homes built up until 1990 used products containing asbestos, this poses a potential threat of exposing workers to harmful asbestos fibres.
WorkSafeBC prevention officers will be conducting a province-wide program of worksite inspections from July 1-December 31, 2016 to ensure homeowners, contractors, and consultants are properly informed and equipped to safely remove asbestos containing materials and are complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
WorkSafeBC has a list of information and resources to help ensure everyone remains safe from asbestos-related occupational disease on the jobsite.
Some of these resources include:
- Ten simple steps to complying with asbestos abatement
- Safe work practices for handling asbestos
- Health hazards of asbestos toolbox meeting guide
- Asbestos removal toolbox meeting guide
For more information
For further information and a full list of resources, please visit the WorkSafeBC asbestos resource page or contact: Chris Back, Manager, Industry & Labour Services, Manufacturing, Retail & Construction (interim) Sectors | 604.244.6367 | 778.874.1809