National government asbestos inventory revealed

Oct 19, 2016

by ANGELA GISMONDI 

Daily Commercial News

A national asbestos inventory has been made public and while the document could create job oppdanger asbestosortunities in the construction industry, safety must be the top priority, several stakeholders stated recently.

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) developed and released the online list of crown-owned and leased buildings with a known presence of asbestos Oct. 3.

“Asbestos is a very deadly product, it is lurking in the buildings and it is easily disturbed,” said Robert Blakely, Canadian operating officer, Canada’s Building Trades Unions in an email to the Daily Commercial News.

“People who work in government buildings or repair those buildings where it lurks are in dangerous workplaces. Our members work in Canada’s public buildings… in the very least they should be able to know before going to work whether they need to protect themselves and make decisions around whether to work there or not.”

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