OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 4 Chemical Hazards, Biological Hazards and Harmful Substances

Section 38 Containment and labelling of asbestos waste

Asbestos waste must be stored, transported and disposed of in sealed containers. Containment prevents asbestos fibres from becoming airborne and presenting a hazard to workers. Containers of asbestos waste, as well as containers of asbestos products, must be labelled to indicate the presence of asbestos and its hazardous nature. Containers must bear a warning that the dust should not be inhaled. Typical labelling reads as;

“Carcinogenic – Asbestos Waste – Do Not Inhale Dust”

Additional information about asbestos waste and safe work procedures involving asbestos abatement is presented in the Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual. Alberta Environment has published guidelines for asbestos waste disposal which provide information regarding the transportation and disposal of asbestos waste.

For more information
Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual