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Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos

This manual describes the safe methods of handling all types of asbestos-containing materials, including suitable work procedures for the removal, enclosure, and encapsulation of friable asbestos materials. It further provides useful information on the following topics:

  • 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

Note: Housekeeping changes to this resource were made to reflect numbering changes in the Workers Compensation Act, which took effect on April 6, 2020. For more information, view amendments and revisions to the Act.

Publication Date: Apr 2020 File type: PDF (1 MB) Asset type: Book Order: BK27