WorkSafeBC launches a Homeowner Asbestos Awareness Campaign

Asbestos can be found in more than 3,000 building materials manufactured before 1990. Because it’s found in so many common building products, it can be a danger hiding in plain sight in many homes. And when it’s disturbed, anyone working on the project could be at risk.

Homeowners who are planning to reno or demo a home built before 1990 need to take asbestos seriously. Homeowners should identify any asbestos in their home and have it properly removed before work begins to ensure the health and safety of everyone working on the project.

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