Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos is a family of naturally occurring minerals with excellent insulation and fire resistant properties. Its structure made it useful for a broad range of applications and widely used in the construction industry from 1930 up to 1980’s.

The improper handling of asbestos containing materials (ACM) can release microscopic fibres that become airborne, and when inhaled is known to cause lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. Protect yourself, your family and all persons at risk. If you have any concern about the materials in your building that may contains asbestos, have it tested before any work is started or the suspected material looks in bad shape.

Asbestos becomes dangerous when it is disturbed, the asbestos fibres become airborne and breathed into the lungs.  Asbestos is a concern and needs to be removed when the material is in poor condition or has risk for any disturbance including demolition, renovation and repair operations.

Asbestos is a Hazardous Material and the legal requirements for working with, handling, removing and disposing asbestos and ACM products are completely described in Ontario Regulation 278/05 & 347. In addition, CSAO publishes more information to help you understand the regulation and how to protect yourself and the people at risk.

If you are employer, property manager, property owner, you can be subject of a mayor legal action; you already have a legal duty of ensuring the health and safety of all visitors to the premises and prevent the exposure of the employees, all persons at risk, and the environment.

Only Asbestos trained contractors and MTCU certified contractors should carry out Asbestos Abatement. The JCH team has the experience and the expertise to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and offer you the best possible high quality of services throughout the abatement operation.

For more Info, please visit the links below:

CSAO-Safety Manual for Asbestos Hazards
CSAO-Asbestos Controls for Construction, Renovations, and Demolition
Occupational Health & Safety Act - Ontario Reg 278/05
Environmental Protection Act - Reg 347
Environmental Laws

JCH does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information. Content is intended to be for informational purposes only and does not apply for specific situations. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure compliance with regulations before proceeding.