Proactive Hazmat Celebrates 5th Year in Business!

5 Fantastic Years! Experiencing year over year growth, Proactive Hazmat has succeeded in becoming one of the top 5 abatement companies in British Columbia. To celebrate they have organized a luncheon at the Executive Inn where they will enjoy brunch … Continue reading

Employer Recruited Addicts for Asbestos Removal

24H News: An employer who knowingly used recovering addicts as young as 14 to demolish asbestos contaminated houses without providing protective gear could be headed to jail today. Read more…  

Proactive Hazmat Joins the GVHBA

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association represents the residential construction industry in the Greater Vancouver Area. Dedicated to the professionalism of its members, GVHBA provides the following services: Liaison with local governments and housing industry groups. Education and training. Technical … Continue reading

Demolition of New Westminster Home Causes Concern

“The Province” A New Westminster resident is angry that an asbestos-laden house was demolished near his apartment with no apparent concern for public safety.” Read More…

Olympic Cauldron Lighting Marks Deaths of Workers

The Province reported on the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron to mark the deaths of 143 workers in BC last year. The article stated that “almost half of those worker who lost their lives last year died from from occupational … Continue reading

Asbestos May Lurk in Your Attic

Vermiculite insulation is typically found in the attics of homes built before 1990 and can be found within the hollows of concrete cinder block walls in commercial and institutional buildings. If you are going to be disturbing the insulation as … Continue reading

“Expert demands feds retract statement on ‘safe’ use of asbestos”

The Times Colonist reported that “a key member of the government’s expert panel on asbestos is demanding Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis retract recent comments…” View Full Article

“WorkSafeBC wants jail for asbestos contractor”

The Vancouver Sun reports that a Lower Mainland asbestos removal and demolition contractor is facing a possible jail term after allegedly “putting employees’ lives at risk by letting them work unwittingly on homes that contained asbestos”. View Full Article

“WorkSafeBC cracks down on asbestos removal in demolitions”

The Vancouver Sun reported that WorkSafeBC is getting aggressive with those who improperly remove asbestos. View Full Article

CEO of Home Builders Associations Says Homeowners Should Include an Asbestos Assessment in Their Renovation Planning

Peter Simpson, CEO of The Greater Vancouver Builders Association discusses in The Province the dangers of not considering an asbestos assessment. Read Full Article Here