Asbestos Practices Phase One – Results



Engagement Summary

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.
 
In this engagement, the working group wanted 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 also wanted 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.
 

Timeframe: 

November 2 – December 14, 2017
 

Input received:
  • 10 Emails received
  • Several phone calls directly to Ministry of Labour program staff

 

Input leads to action:

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.