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Are you buying Hazardous Materials with that home or business? - A Hazardous Materials Timeline for properties in BC.
http://www.haz-mat.ca/2016/05/30/hazardous-materials-timeline-bc-canada/
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Tenants worry about potential asbestos exposure

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"If you know what's there you can protect yourself," Ford said. "You can have it properly removed or you can change your renovation plans and actually not remove it."

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Commercial flooring job in one of the heritage buildings downtown. Some of the asbestos vinyl tiles had been damaged with use over time and had become friable. We sealed the work area off and are removing the tiles and sub floor. http://www.haz-mat.ca/…/cost-of-asbestos-removal-per-squar…/
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Removing Asbestos Containing Roofing (Shingles) and Transite (Asbestos Cement) Siding

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Victor working on a very steep (12-12) pitched roof in OaK Bay.
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We have provided hazardous materials surveys and a mixture of high and moderate risk work (as required) on a very tight timeline to get this first house ready for demolition.

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Heat stress - How workers are exposed.
The three main causes of heat stress.

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/heat-stress
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Often white in colour with a fibrous appearance, asbestos containing duct tape usually contains high levels of asbestos (between 35-65%) and is dangerous to disturb. Generally, it’s thick compared to modern duct tape and simply peeling it off a surface can cause asbestos fibres to suspend in the air. If your home was constructed before 1990 and you can see white tape on the duct-work take caution and do not touch without proper controls in place to prevent exposure. Sampling is not recommended for this Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) as its homogenous characteristics make it easy to identify so please assume it contains asbestos if uncertain. Asbestos containing fibreboard was also commonly used around heat registers and electrical panels as a fire retardant and like duct tape is a thermal system insulator. Equally high in content and sometimes friable (can be crumbled by hand pressure) great caution must be exercised when working around this material. A qualified abatement contractor should complete removal before any work on your ducts, registers or furnace (if in contact with asbestos duct tape) takes place.

Asbestos Duct Tape and Fibreboard
asbestos in a vent
Asbestos Fiberboard in the vents
Asbestos containing duct tape and fibreboard are high asbestos content materials that can be very dangerous if disturbed. If left undisturbed the likelihood of contamination or inhalation is low. However, as years pass the condition of this material can be damaged or degrade to a point where it is falling off ductwork and potentially contaminating areas of your home. A source of asbestos fibres in your home HVAC system can spread asbestos fibers throughout creating a harmful environment for you and your family.
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