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”.
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Common Home Repairs Could Release Asbestos Fibres Into the Air?
The following tasks can potentially release asbestos fibres into the air:
- Disturbing loose-fill asbestos-containing vermiculite insulation
- Sanding or scraping vinyl flooring
- Breaking apart acoustical ceilings tiles
- Sanding or cutting away at asbestos-containing drywall
Learn more about asbestos.