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Asbestos: Be aware

Notice of 2017 Asbestos Inspection: Our prevention officers will be conducting planned inspections of worksites from January to October 31, 2017, to ensure all jobsites are properly informed and equipped to safely remove asbestos-containing materials and are in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Featured resources

Asbestos exposure remains the number one killer of workers in B.C. Whether you’re an employer, supervisor, prime contractor, or worker, you have a role to play in keeping the workplace safe. We have compiled a list of resources to help you understand your role and the ways that you can ensure everyone remains safe from occupational disease on the jobsite.

Booklets and safety manuals

Toolbox meeting guides

Construction toolbox meeting guides provide a simple, clear format for conducting effective toolbox talks. Guides for asbestos include:

Bulletins and alerts

Video and multimedia

The following videos can be used as learning tools for management, supervisors, and crew:

Forms and documents

You may be entitled to compensation if you develop an occupational disease due to a hazardous exposure — now or in the future. The information obtained through the registry will be kept as a permanent record of a worker's exposure.

More resources

  • Hazards & exposure: Asbestos
  • Health and safety information and resources for work in restoration, renovation and demolition
  • A comprehensive website dedicated to providing a wide range of resources on asbestos is available at hiddenkiller.ca.
  • Translated publications: WorkSafeBC provides a selection of publications in a variety of languages.