April 21: WorkSafeBC Conducting Asbestos Enforcement Blitz

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Through Dec. 2014, WorkSafeBC is conducting an enforcement blitz aimed at asbestos in residential demolition worksites. Prevention officers will conduct planned inspections of single-family 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 OHS Regulation. The requirement for adequate planning and supervision of hazardous material surveys and high-risk asbestos removal will be stressed during these inspections.