ACA Seeks Member’s Comments on Barrier Free Sites

The Barrier Free Council (representing persons with mobility or vision limitations) is proposing some changes to ensure barrier free access for pedestrians near building sites. Attached below is a document prepared by Barrier-Free Sub-Council, for consideration by Building Technical Council and Fire Technical Council, with intention to provide guidance to safety codes officers, industry and owners and to promote consistency of approach to temporary provisions for site safety in the vicinity of construction sites.

Read the document here and send comment to ken.gibson@albertaconstruction.net by August 12, 2015.

OHS Advisory: Worker Exposure to Asbestos

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety have issued an advisory on what to do if you encounter asbestos on the job site. During building demolition, asbestos fibres may be released if building materials containing asbestos have not been removed. If the building was built before 1990 there is a chance that some materials may contain asbestos.

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