Asbestos Survey and Abatement

In Canada, asbestos is regulated by provincial Occupational Health and Safety Acts and associated regulations or codes. Common to all provinces is the need to identify the presence of asbestos containing materials (ACM), and ensure that the appropriate work procedures are followed during the removal of asbestos. Alternatively, ACM should be managed through the instatement of an Asbestos Management Program (AMP).

As an example, Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 278/05, Designated Substance – Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations O. Reg. 278/05 specifies that any owner of a building where known or suspect ACM is present must prepare and keep on the premises a record containing the location, type and extent of all ACM. The owner must give a copy of this record to any occupier, contractor, or worker in the building, and also establish training and instruction on the hazards of asbestos, use of protective equipment and clothing, and measures and procedures prescribed by the Regulation.

Premier’s standard Asbestos Survey includes the following main elements:

  • Site visit to complete a visual inspection of all readily accessible building areas to identify and delineate suspect ACM
  • Sample collection for analysis by an accredited laboratory
  • Preparation of a summary report containing:
    • Floorplans depicting the locations of all materials and samples collected
    • Laboratory certificates of analysis
    • Photographic log
    • Regulatory overview
    • General recommendations and reporting of quantities as applicable

Premier will provide third-party oversight and consulting services for your abatement project. This typically involves documenting regulatory compliance, collecting air samples, and providing site visit reports on a daily or periodic basis, to document progress and respond to any issues that may arise.

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