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Question 1 (of 6):

Which of these buildings shouldn’t contain asbestos?

1991 new build house
1970s hospital
1980s office
1970s factory

There is a significant risk that any building built or refurbished before 1990 could contain asbestos in many forms.

Question 2 (of 6):

Who is responsible for retaining a qualified person to perform a risk assessment and asbestos survey?

The worker
The municipality
WorkSafeBC
Employer and building owner

In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, it is the responsibility of employers and building owners to ensure that asbestos-containing materials are inventoried and risk assessments completed.

Question 3 (of 6):

When do you file a Notice of Project (NOP) for asbestos removal to WorkSafeBC?

At least 24 hours before starting removal work
24 hours after completing removal
1 week after complete removal

The owner must ensure that a NOP for asbestos is filed with WorkSafeBC at least 24 hours before starting work that includes the removal or disturbance of asbestos-containing material.

Question 4 (of 6):

Which of the following should not be used for asbestos work?

Disposable respirators
Water
Rubber boots
Disposable coveralls

Disposable respirators are not acceptable for protection against asbestos fibres.

Question 5 (of 6):

How can I tell if it's asbestos?

Taste a dry sort of taste
The colour mainly
If it looks fluffy or flakey
Having a sample tested

Individual asbestos fibres are too small to see with the naked eye. The only way to be sure if asbestos is present, is to test a sample in a laboratory. The belief that asbestos can be identified using one or more of our human senses is not true.

Question 6 (of 6):

If I’m working on a building, by law what should I be given?

Information about the location and condition of asbestos
Asbestos disposal bags
The asbestos survey

Owners have a legal duty to provide you with information on the location and condition of asbestos before you start work, and any other hazard.

Quiz Conclusion

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As you can see, asbestos is still present in thousands of work environments throughout B.C. Take this opportunity to explore the website and learn about where asbestos is found, the damage it can do, and how to keep you and your co-workers safe.

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