Please note that a new information sheet as been posted: Asbestos-containing pipes in municipal underground works projects.
The network of asbestos-containing pipes in B.C. is aging or failing. As a result, it is being replaced over time. Municipalities, contractors working on municipal projects, and other employers have responsibilities for the safe handling and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. This information sheet outlines the potential hazards and explains the existing regulations and required procedures for removing asbestos-containing pipes.
The development of this publication was led by Prevention Practices & Quality and supported by a working group comprised of members from Prevention Field Services officers and managers, ILS, and a senior hygienist.