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Reno hazard: asbestos

Many industries have learned to handle asbestos with extreme care, but risks still exist where older material containing asbestos deteriorates or is disturbed during unsafe renovations or demolitions. And it’s not just workers who are at risk when this happens.

Who else is at risk of exposure to asbestos?

  • Families whose pre-1990s homes are being unsafely renovated
  • Neighbours near a pre-1990s home that is being unsafely demolished or renovated
  • Communities where materials containing asbestos are being illegally dumped

Below are resources on asbestos:


For more information on this or other topics, please contact:

Megan Johnston
Communications Officer
WorkSafeBC
604 214-6934
megan.johnston@worksafebc.com