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Changes that the Government of Canada made to the Canada Labour Code

Information: These changes to the asbestos-related occupational health and safety regulations change the asbestos requirements when working in Federal jurisdiction.

Abbreviated Summary of changes

  • Daily air sample collection near the containment, in the clean room and inside the containment (as necessary) are now required.
    • The minimum number of air samples ranges from two to five samples depending on the size of the work area.
  • The Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) for all forms of airborne asbestos fibre has been lowered.
    • Must not exceed 0.1 fibre per cubic centimetre (or f/cc). Previous limit of 1 f/cc.
  • Asbestos-Containing Material (ACM) = 1% by dry weight.
    • As we know, majority of provincial regulations are more stringent (i.e., 0.1% in Québec or 0.5% in Ontario)
  • Regulation provides work classifications and descriptions (similar to existing provincial regulations)
  • When an ACM is disturbed and where there is the potential for a release of asbestos fibre, an Asbestos Exposure Management Program is required (including obligations for a hazard investigation to be carried out by a qualified person).

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INDUSTRY FACTS

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The cost of work-related accidents and illness is estimated to be $9 billion dollars to the Canadian economy.

 

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In Canada there are approximately three occupational fatalities every day.

 

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Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada after smoking.  Health Canada states that approximately 3,200 Canadians die each year as a result of radon induced lung cancer.  Contact us today to discuss your testing options.