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Anyone who repairs, renovates, or demolishes older buildings is at risk of exposure to harmful asbestos fibres.  By Marnie Douglas, Guest contributor to Speaking of Safety Asbestos was widely used in many building materials until the 1990s, with diminishing use since then. It still poses a serious risk to workers today. In 2022, asbestos exposure […]

Photo of a sign in front of an older home that says Danger asbestos removal in progress

Harmful asbestos fibres can be found in more than 3,000 common building materials.  Recently, a friend of mine said their 18-unit condo building had a plumbing job done and found asbestos in the drywall from 1977. The contractor followed all safety procedures and notified residents. At Simon Fraser University, hazardous material experts are assessing its […]