Exposure to asbestos is the No. 1 cause of death for workers in the construction industry. It can lead to devastating health complications later in life including mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and more.
As a homebuilder and contractor, you’re responsible for your workers’ health and safety, and that includes protecting them from asbestos exposure. Even though it has been banned from construction for decades, it remains in many older buildings, both public and private homes. In BC alone, more than 15,000 notices of project are filed each year pertaining to working with asbestos.
This fall, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) will launch the newly developed Asbestos Control Tool, an easy-to-use resource, that will assess and create Exposure Profiles unique to each job site. Each project will have uniquely created documentation that includes a Procedures Checklist, Safe Work Practices and Equipment and Supplies list. The Tool is accessed via hand-held device on site and will generate and send by email finished documents to other site trades and administrative staff in real time.
Additionally, BCCSA will launch Asbestos Control Training (ACT), a series of 5 courses beginning with Asbestos 101 (Awareness Training) with specialty courses to follow. Courses are self-paced and accessible online 24/7.
Please join us for a complimentary presentation as we welcome the Asbestos Control Tool project team to provide an overview to homebuilders and contractors, as well as a virtual demo of the Asbestos Control Training courses and the Asbestos Control Tool.