Asbestos was a popular building material from the 1950s to 1990s. It can be found in pipe insulation, ceiling and floor tiles, dry wall joint compound and other materials. If you work in a building built before 1990, asbestos could be present.
Know how to protect yourself. If you’re not sure, have a qualified person provide advice.
Information from Service NL on asbestos
Guidance document on asbestos abatement from Service NL
Registered asbestos abatement contractors in NL
In partnership with Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain, Worksafe BC has resources and information on asbestos. Visit: http://www.hiddenkiller.ca/
Video : A short video on how breathing in asbestos fibres can damage the lungs (from Worksafe BC)
Ontario’s Guide to the Regulation Respecting Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations