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Asbestos exposure in the demolition and renovation industries : OHS information for employers and workers

Description

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 building products. Unprotected workers can be exposed to asbestos mainly by breathing in the fibres which are released when these asbestos-containing building products are disturbed.

Tags
OHS OHS bulletins Occupational Health and Safety asbestos chemical hazards demolitions renovations workplace safety

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Alternative Title

Asbestos in the demolition and renovation industries

Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Labour
Publisher

Labour

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2016-12-01

Date Added

2017-01-25T21:42:15.877854

Date Modified

2017-02-01

Date Issued

2016-12-01

Audience information

Identifiers

Local Identifier

ASB004

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Labour

Contact Other

OHS Contact Centre. Edmonton & Surrounding area: 780-415-8690. Throughout Alberta: 1-866-415-8690. Deaf or hearing impaired: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton); 1-800-232-7215 (Alberta).