Question 1 (of 6):
Which of these buildings shouldn’t contain asbestos?
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?
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?
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 are not acceptable for protection against asbestos fibres.
Question 5 (of 6):
How can I tell if it's asbestos?
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?
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.