Asbestos Practices

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What is this engagement about?

Did you know that asbestos is the number-one killer of workers in B.C. and the rate of asbestos related disease is on the rise?

The B.C. government is reviewing what can be done to better protect people and the environment from asbestos in efforts to prevent more asbestos-related deaths from occurring in the future. As part of this work, the Ministry of Labour is leading a provincial working group to examine what additional actions can be taken to ensure that both British Columbians and the environment are adequately protected from the dangers of asbestos.

The working group would like to hear from homeowners and other interested British Columbians on the issues people face with respect to the safe use, handling, abatement and disposal of asbestos. We’d also like views on the regulation and enforcement that currently exists, such as WorkSafeBC’s regulatory provisions, the BC Building Code and local government bylaws.

More background information on the Asbestos Working Group and the Question Guide can be found Asbestos Background Paper


How can my contribution make a difference?

The provincial working group includes senior representatives from the ministries of Labour; Environment and Climate Change Strategy; Health; Municipal Affairs and Housing; along with WorkSafeBC.

Your feedback will directly inform the working group who will be reporting back to the Minister of Labour by the end of 2017 with recommendations on what more can be done to better protect British Columbians and the environment from the dangers of asbestos.

Please send feedback to:

Feedback will be collected between November 2 – 30, 2017 at 4p.m.


Details of the Program:

Date: November 2 – 30, 2017
Status: Open
Location: Province-wide
Category: Health & Safety
Types: E-mail


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