British Columbia Building Envelope Council

Hazardous Materials in Construction

WorkSafeBC regulations require that before any demolition or maintenance work is conducted, a qualified person must inspect the site and identify any Hazardous Building Materials (HBM), then safely contain or remove all HBMs potentially impacted by the work. Regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods regulations, as well as provincial environmental regulations, further govern the transport and disposal of such hazardous materials. In this presentation, Jim Bagley MCIOB, of Levelton Consultants Ltd., will provide an overview of hazardous materials in buildings including: asbestos, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, mercury, ozone depleting substances, mould and microbial growth, and crystalline silica. Learn about how these materials are used and can be found in buildings, their health effects, and the regulatory framework for each of them. It takes place Thursday, June 30, 2013, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Society, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver. Lunch will be provided. Register online here.

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