May 1, 2015
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals with unique physical characteristics including extraordinary tensile strength, poor heat conduction and resistance to chemical attack. For these reasons, asbestos was often used as an ingredient in a wide range of construction products....
January 1, 2015
Lead is a bluish-grey metal that is naturally present in the earth’s crust. Lead is used in the manufacturing of many consumer and industrial products and can be found in a variety of workplaces. Workers can be exposed to lead mainly through breathing in lead dust, fumes and vapour, or by...
August 1, 2014
Lead is an ingredient commonly added to industrial coatings to improve wear, and can be present in pigments used in coating materials. Sampling of coated products such as structural metal, tanks, and piping completed by Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour in 2013 indicated that coatings applied...