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Public Works held back documents on asbestos in tax centre building

May 23, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Jordan Press, Ottawa Citizen May 21, 2015 The federal Public Works department kept documents secret about an Ottawa building where concerns have been raised about employees being exposed to asbestos, newly released documents show. The documents about health and safety concerns at the Canada Revenue Agency building on Heron Road […]

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Russia helps block export restriction on asbestos

May 16, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Nina Larson, AFP Published Saturday, May 16, 2015 GENEVA – Four countries including Russia have blocked a bid to add chrysotile asbestos to a list of dangerous substances subject to export restrictions, participants at a UN meeting in Geneva said Saturday. Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Zimbawe opposed listing the mineral […]

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New Web-Based Asbestos Registry and Advisory Committee Launched

May 8, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Released on May 4, 2015 The Government of Saskatchewan is launching a new user-friendly and searchable web-based Asbestos Registry as part of its ongoing work regarding asbestos safety. Along with the new registry, the government has established an Asbestos Advisory Committee to provide input to the Ministry of Labour Relations […]

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Canada urged to lobby to have asbestos added to UN hazardous list

May 8, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Kelly Grant The Globe and Mail Published Monday, May. 04 2015 Canada should ban asbestos inside its borders and lobby aggressively to have the chrysotile form of the carcinogenic mineral added to the hazardous substances list of a United Nations treaty, according to a commentary published Monday in the Canadian […]

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Lakehead University faculty still have asbestos concerns

May 1, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

CBC News, April 30, 2015 Information session fails to assure audience asbestos in Centennial Building is safe Some faculty at Lakehead University still have concerns about asbestos levels in one of the university’s largest buildings – despite assurances from air-quality professionals there are no health risks. Weeks ago, a faculty member […]

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Making work safer

April 29, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Myles Fish April 28, 2015 Day of Mourning marked, 39 workers to have lost their lives remembered April 28 is a day of significance for Jesse Todd. The International Day of Mourning has served as a flashpoint for discussions around workplace safety for years. For Todd, it also serves as […]

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Day of Mourning honours fallen workers

April 28, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

BY SCOTT LARSON, THE STARPHOENIX APRIL 28, 2015 Last year 39 people in Saskatchewan died because of their work and in Canada more than 1,000 workers died in 2014. They will be remembered at different events across the country today during the International Day of Mourning. In Saskatoon, a short […]

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Statement From SADAO Chairman Regarding Asbestos Awareness Week

April 1, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

It’s been almost two years since Howard’s Law was passed in the Saskatchewan Legislature, creating Canada’s first asbestos registry. Significant progress has been made on the registry and we urge the Saskatchewan government to make one final push to complete the registry. The City of Saskatoon is currently working on […]

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Asbestos imports rising in Canada despite health warnings

March 28, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Tavia Grant The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Mar. 27 2015 Despite rising fears of asbestos-related illnesses, imports of products containing asbestos show little sign of slowing. According to Statistics Canada figures, imports of asbestos-related items rose to $6-million last year from $4.9-million in 2013. The bulk of these goods […]

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Asbestos registry demanded for federal public buildings

March 11, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Julie Ireton, CBC News Tradespeople who say they were unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in federal buildings say it’s time to develop a registry to let workers know what hazards may be in Canada’s public buildings. Former House of Commons staff electronics technician Hugh Graham is one of a […]

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