Asbestos on the Road

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A complaint by a resident north of Toronto and the GTA underscores the way asbestos was once used – virtually anywhere in residential and industrial construction, and also in public infrastructure.

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BCCSA Leads Country In Asbestos Education

BCCSA Leads Country In Asbestos Education

BCCSA – the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance – has launched a new online course about working with asbestos that is a first in Canada. The system will be launched later this year. Asbestos expertiseAt GreenStream, we have been in the asbestos removal business for decades, and our experienced technicians are trained, and constantly upgrading…

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Asbestos and Flooding

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A recent landlord/tenant dispute highlights the dangers of asbestos and flooding. In a case that occurred in Calgary, Alberta, a tenant faced eviction after withholding the rent from their apartment. Their reason? Flooding (four times in 16 months) and asbestos floor tiles. We can’t comment on the rent dispute. But, we can underscore the dangerous…

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Beyond the Asbestos Ban

Beyond the Asbestos Ban

In late 2018, the Canadian federal government finally did the right thing, and put the asbestos ban into effect. For most of the 20th century, and now into the 21st, asbestos continues to be a public health hazard, and a leading cause of workplace deaths. Beyond the ban: PreventionMany health and safety experts are now…

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Asbestos Removal On The Sly

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Normally, a company that is responsibly dealing with asbestos removal issues would be something to applaud. But, when the existence of that asbestos has been shrouded in secrecy, you can see where problems come into the picture.

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BC Company Nets $18K Fine For Asbestos Violations

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With Toronto and the GTA’s old stock of housing, you’d think there would be more stories about asbestos violations in our area in Southern Ontario. But, there’s yet another story of asbestos mishandling from BC making the media rounds. Asbestos violationsSpecifically, the list of charges included: One company was charged with two counts of failing…

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Naturally Occurring Asbestos – Should You Worry?

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With recurring claims and ongoing litigation involving asbestos in powder, and asbestos in cosmetics, naturally, the first question that has to come to mind is, how does asbestos come to be found in those substances? The answer: naturally occurring asbestos. Naturally occurring asbestosAsbestos is itself a natural substance, and like most other minerals, it is…

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