Province Takes next steps on asbestos
The Province has established a cross-ministry working group to ensure that British Columbians are adequately protected from the dangers of asbestos. As the dangers of asbestos have become known over the years, governments, industry and others have taken steps to protect people from exposure to asbestos and to contain its impact on the environment. WorkSafeBC has done a lot of work with employers to ensure they are protecting their workers from asbestos, and has recently launc
Test your home for asbestos before you reno or demo!
WorkSafeBC is stepping up efforts to prevent asbestos exposure — for both workers and homeowners alike. The agency says homes built in B.C. prior to the 1990s are likely to contain the toxic fireproofing agent in some form, which can be released into the air and inhaled if proper precautions aren't taken. "We're trying to raise the level of awareness to get [people] to think about asbestos each and every time they do some work, whether it's renovation or demolition," said Al