Canadian Contractor

Steve Payne   

Asbestos Removal Part Three: BC union calls for a national asbestos registry

Canadian Contractor

Asbestos-related deaths have soared in recent years in Canada. Now, a BC union is calling for a national database of asbestos locations - at least with respect to public buildings and navy ships.

A prominent construction union in BC has called for governments of various levels across the country to set up a national asbestos registry of the known-locations of all asbestos-containing public buildings – as well as naval vessels.

The story ran in The Globe and Mail and can be viewed here.

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