Asbestos are naturally occurring fibrous minerals found throughout the world, including Canada. Because it has heat-resistant and insulating properties, asbestos was used in a wide range of manufactured products such as structural fireproofing and insulation, cement, plaster, and textiles, and to this day, many older applications still remain in homes, buildings and products.
Asbestos materials are a potentially serious workplace hazard, and people who inhale asbestos fibres are at risk of developing lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Share this infographic that outlines the health risks along with the essentials of a control plan that must be in place when asbestos is present, to protect workers from exposure.
April 28th is the National Day of Mourning in Canada. The flag on Parliament Hill will fly at half mast. We will pause, remember those who have lost their lives or been injured in the workplace, and reflect on how to prevent future tragedies.
Here are some ways you can demonstrate support in your workplace:
Hold a moment of silence at 11am on Sunday, April 28
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Day of Pink
April 10 is the international Day of Pink to raise awareness to stop discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying across the world. Celebrate diversity and show your support by wearing a pink shirt, organizing activities, and handing out these Bullying is Not Part of the Job stickers at your workplace.