OHS Canada: New CSA report urges national standard for managing asbestos
Once hailed as a miracle material, exposure to asbestos is known to cause mesothelioma
In 2018, the Canadian government made it illegal to import, manufacture, sell, trade or use products that are made with or contain asbestos.
The asbestos ban didn’t make it all disappear. Asbestos continues to be a significant workplace hazard, with thousands exposed and hundreds killed from exposure each year.
Even before the ban, use of asbestos containing materials in Canada had been on the decline; however, the threat of legacy material in workplaces remains.