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Manitoba’s Legal Requirements for Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health Regulation has a number of requirements for asbestos management and removal.
According to the regulation, if ACM is suspected of being present, the property owner or employer must ensure:
- The work area is inspected by a person competent in identifying ACM.
- A sample of suspected ACM is collected for analysis and sent to an accredited laboratory.
- Workplace Safety and Health is notified at least 5 days before starting work that may release ACM into the air.
- Asbestos that will be disturbed in the work area is removed prior to demolition.
- An asbestos control plan is in place for handling and disposing of ACM in a manner that will prevent the release of asbestos fibres into the atmosphere.
- Workers are trained in the safe work procedures for and handling of ACM.
- Workers are provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as determined by the scope of work.¹
For more information on Manitoba’s asbestos regulations, and to get a more comprehensive list of procedures, please visit Manitoba’s Legal Requirements.
¹Finance – FAQS: Asbestos Containing Materials. Government of Manitoba. (n.d.). https://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/wsh_faqs_asbestos.html.
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