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Prince Edward Island: Asbestos

Oct 13: That’s the deadline to comment on proposed changes to OHS regulations designed to bring PEI’s workplace asbestos rules into line with the rest of Canada. Highlights:

  • New definition of ‘asbestos containing material’ as material containing 1% or more of asbestos
  • Differentiation of various levels of risk of exposure to asbestos during asbestos removal operations (Type 1, 2, 3)
  • New requirement for daily air sampling outside an enclosure
  • Expiration periods for asbestos abatement contractors’ certificates and renewals
  • More specific requirements for ventilation, including annual certification
  • Stricter medical surveillance requirements.