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Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos

This WorkSafeBC booklet describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials. It discusses suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials.

Updated to include Regulatory changes that came into effect on May 1, 2017. This version reflects the following updates:

  • regulation requirements
  • who is qualified to deal with asbestos
  • asbestos inventory
  • inspection and testing of equipment
  • record keeping
  • Notice of Project (NOP) for asbestos
  • monitoring the work environment

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