Prevention Policies Directory

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This regulation governs the use and removal of asbestos in construction projects, buildings, and repair operations. It covers restrictions for its use as an insulation and sealant, information for works handling asbestos, the removal of asbestos from structures prior to demolition, ongoing asbestos management in buildings, and the asbestos abatement training program.
This repealed regulation governed the use, management, and removal of asbestos during construction projects. It covered: the use of asbestos as a sealant and insulator; its removal prior to demolition and repair; and employee instruction and training on asbestos exposure and handling.
This regulation regulates the release of asbestos from asbestos mines and mills into the ambient air.
This regulation describes the Code of Practice around asbestos, as well as the limits of exposure for chrysotile, amphibole, and crocidolite asbestos and crystalline silica.

This bylaw concerns the collection and handling of solid waste in the City of Vancouver. It lists materials prohibited from garbage containers which includes hazardous waste (except asbestos waste delivered to the Vancouver landfill in accordance with the Asbestos Policy), as well as drywall containing asbestos, radioactive waste, and biomedical wastes - like sharps.

This regulation defines a 'hazardous occupation' as the occupation of a person who works with asbestos, silica, coal dust or lead. It also lists notifiable diseases, including: asbestosis, mesothelioma, asbestos?induced lung cancer, asbestos?induced laryngeal cancer, and asbestos?induced gastrointestinal cancer.

This regulation restricts the use of crocidolite in any asbestos process and the spraying of insulation materials containing asbestos. Employers must also provide protective equipment for workers that may be exposed to asbestos, ensure that the work area is safe and ventilated, that asbestos materials are handled properly, provide proper training for employees (including information relating to lung cancer and the effects of smoking), and provide a complete physical examination of the employee to diagnose asbestos-related illness.
This regulations outlines forecasts and planned expenditures that must be approved by British Columbia Utilities Commission. Of these expenditures, asbestos remediation costs are included. Recovery of costs for asbestos removal may be obtained from this account for BC Hydro, for example.
This repealed regulation prescribed asbestos as a designated substance. As such, it required employers to take every precaution to protect employees exposed to asbestos in the workplace and that workers were not exposed to more than 0.1 fibres per cubic centimetre of air.