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Proper handling or removal of asbestos is not only mandated by WorkSafeBC, but it is also crucial in insuring your building and your tenant’s health. As professional contractors, Ashton Service Group will ensure that asbestos is handled correctly to ensure the safety of your building.

WorkSafeBC Inspections

Asbestos: be aware enforcement initiative
From March 17 to December 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will conduct planned inspections of demolition worksites to ensure homeowners, prime contractors, hazardous material survey contractors, asbestos abatement contractors, and consultants are informed and equipped to safely remove asbestos containing materials and are complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires that employers notify WorkSafeBC in writing about the undertaking of certain projects. The Notice of Project form allows employers to notify WorkSafeBC that a project is to take place during a specified period.

Who is Qualified to Work With Asbestos?

A qualified person must have the appropriate knowledge (through education and training) and experience in the management and control of asbestos hazards. For the purposes of sections 6.4, 6.6, and 6.27, appropriate qualifications for qualified persons include the following:

  • Certified industrial hygienist (CIH), registered occupational hygienist (ROH), certified safety professional (CSP), Canadian registered safety professional (CRSP), or professional engineer (P. Eng.), provided that the holders of these qualifications have experience in the recognition, evaluation, and control of asbestos hazards, or
  • Knowledge obtained through completion of recognized education and training courses in asbestos consultation and abatement such as the following:
    • “Building Inspection and Management Planning for Asbestos” course offered by the Continuing Education section of the University of California (Berkeley) Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, and conducting workplace inspections
    • AHERA Building Inspector course offered under the EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

     

Click here for WSBC Asbestos Enforcement Initiative and   WSBC Asbestos Guidelines

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