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Respiratory Protection Against Airborne Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos fibers can enter the body through the air we breathe, which is why it’s important to have respiratory protection in case of asbestos exposure. A respirator is a device designed to provide clean oxygen to the people who are wearing or surrounding the device. Here are three examples of respiratory devices used to protect [...]

By |2020-08-07T14:15:20+00:00September 15th, 2016|Asbestos|0 Comments

Learn Facts about Workplace Mold Legislation in Canada

The presence of mold in any work environment presents a serious health and safety risk to employees, supervisors, and anyone else exposed to the contaminated environment. The government of Canada recognizes this concern and as a result has enacted a series of regulations regarding the safe removal of mold as well as workplace practices to [...]

By |2020-08-07T14:00:08+00:00August 25th, 2016|Mold|0 Comments

What You Need to Know about Pre-Demolition Asbestos Removal

If you are preparing to have your building or commercial property demolished, you may think that asbestos removal is no longer necessary. However, according to Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual from the provincial government, all asbestos-containing materials must be removed from a building before it can be demolished. If you’re planning on having a property torn [...]

By |2019-12-19T20:54:08+00:00August 1st, 2016|Asbestos|0 Comments

Three Mould Prevention Tips for Your Commercial HVAC System

For many homeowners, mold comes with nasty discolorations, smells, and health repercussions for family members if they are exposed to it for too long. If you’re a business owner, however, there are bigger issues that you have to worry about.  Infestations can affect your employee sick days, property, and eventually your bottom line. We want [...]

By |2020-08-07T13:21:54+00:00July 15th, 2016|Mold|0 Comments

Asbestos Action Plan: Encapsulation, Enclosure, Removal

Asbestos contamination is a serious health and safety risk that requires immediate action. Once identified, asbestos must be contained and removed without exposing anyone to the harmful substance. The basic strategies for minimizing the harmful effects of asbestos are encapsulation, enclosure and removal. Here is a brief description of how each of these approaches works, [...]

By |2019-12-19T20:52:11+00:00June 30th, 2016|Asbestos|0 Comments

The History of Asbestos Regulation in Canada

Asbestos is a serious health and safety hazard, and both the Canadian government and the government of Alberta have taken the necessary legal precautions to prevent it from spreading. As a residential or commercial property owner, it’s important to know the legal consequences of asbestos infestations so you can have it eliminated as quickly as [...]

By |2019-12-19T20:52:56+00:00June 13th, 2016|Asbestos|0 Comments

Mould Terms That Everyone Must Know

Mould is a seemingly innocuous fungus that grows in damp conditions and thrives in many common building materials. The problem is that prolonged exposure to mold growth actually has detrimental effects on human health. Another issue that we frequently encounter is that our clients are rarely aware of just exactly what the issues are or [...]

By |2020-08-07T14:05:38+00:00May 30th, 2016|Asbestos, Mold|0 Comments

Asbestos Exposure Conditions and Symptoms: Health Risks

Exposure to asbestos poses a series of potential health risks. Any person who comes into contact with asbestos is susceptible to any number of serious illnesses, so it’s important to know these health risks in order to understand the dangers of asbestos exposure. How are Asbestos-Related Illnesses Contracted? Asbestos-related illnesses are airborne, so they are [...]

By |2020-08-07T13:28:34+00:00May 16th, 2016|Asbestos|0 Comments

The Basics of Asbestos

Asbestos was commonly used in residential and commercial buildings that were built prior to 1990. If you are planning to renovate a building that was built prior to 1990, it is critical that you get the area tested for asbestos. This is because asbestos can cause severe health problems in the workers that undertake the [...]

By |2020-08-07T14:18:40+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Asbestos|0 Comments
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