Why do I need to report an asbestos abatement project?

The Asbestos Project Notification (APN) is designed to help our safety officers evaluate the hazards and risks that workers, supervisors, employers and the public could be exposed to. It also helps primary and abatement contractors reduce these risks and prevent possible incidents.

When submitting an APN, you will need to provide specific documents and information so that the WSCC can ensure the employer’s work procedures properly ensure safety while working with asbestos materials.

Section 4(1) of the Safety Act requires the employer:

(b) take all reasonable precautions and adopt and carry out all reasonable techniques and procedures to ensure the health and safety of every person in his or her establishment;

This ensures measures have been put in place to reduce exposure and protect any person who could come into contact with the work being performed.