Inspecting your property for asbestos is only part of the battle. Once asbestos has been discovered and removed, it’s important to dispose of the asbestos-containing material in the proper way to prevent further health concerns. Here is some more information about asbestos waste and disposal from the asbestos removal experts at Certified Asbestos Removal.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Alberta Legislation
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, also known as the OHS, outlines specific regulations for disposing of asbestos waste. The OHS requires that asbestos waste be stored, transported and disposed of in sealed containers that are impervious to asbestos and asbestos waste.
The disposal of hazardous waste is under the jurisdiction of the provincial government. Asbestos waste is defined as “a waste containing more than one percent asbestos by weight.” All asbestos-containing waste requires a shipping document to accompany them when delivered to the landfill. This shipping document must include the following information:
- A document identification number
- The date
- A name and address of the shipper and landfill
- A description of the hazardous materials contained therein in the following order:
- The proper shipping name of the product
- The dangerous good class of the material
- The Production Identification Number
- Any type of special handling instructions
- A 24 hour emergency contact number where information about damaged or defective packages may be obtained
- An indiction of the types/numbers of placard required
Asbestos Waste Transportation
Regulations surrounding how to transport waste require that:
- Bags are marked with a shipping name and PIN number
- The shipment vehicle is placarded
- The vehicle operator has a valid Certificate of Training issued by the operator’s employer (a Transportation of Dangerous Goods training course is usually taken)
- Asbestos is transported as directly as possible to the disposal site
- Asbestos is not transported with any other cargo in the same vehicle
- Asbestos in not mixed with other types of waste
- Asbestos is not transported in a compaction type of waste haulage vehicle
At Certified Asbestos Removal, we are fully trained at the safe and efficient removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. For more information about our asbestos inspection and removal services, contact us today at Certified Asbestos Removal.