June 1: New Asbestos Requirements Take Effect

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The government has changed the asbestos requirements. These changes will take effect June 1, 2014 and require employers, contractors and owners to:

  • Identify and label asbestos containing materials (ACM) that can release asbestos fibres
  • Regularly check and maintain ACM to prevent any fibre release
  • Develop written control plans to prevent the release of asbestos fibre into occupied areas when maintenance, repairs, renovations or other work may disturb ACM.