Protected Work Manitoba is launching a brand new marketing campaign aimed toward lowering the deaths and severe accidents attributable to the province’s primary office killer: asbestos.
Jamie Corridor, Protected Work’s COO, says most individuals would assume that accidents like falls or electrocution would trigger essentially the most deaths, however asbestos accounts for a whopping 33 per cent of office deaths in Manitoba.
“Most individuals are stunned to listen to that asbestos nonetheless is a matter,” he stated.
“And it’s not solely a problem, it’s the primary reason behind office fatalities in Manitoba and throughout our nation.”
Asbestos — which was used within the development of many properties and buildings constructed earlier than 1990 — could be present in 1000’s of constructing supplies, Protected Work’s marketing campaign says, and most employees who’ve died from publicity to asbestos fibres have been within the development trade.
“It’s (in) these buildings that had been constructed within the 60s and 70s now that we’re tearing down and renovating,” stated Corridor.
“It’s that asbestos that was used, and it could be protected if undisturbed, however the truth that we’re disturbing that asbestos now could be inflicting it to be a major concern.”
Protected Work’s “It’s finest to check” marketing campaign encourages enterprise homeowners — in addition to owners — to ebook an appointment with professionals to ensure asbestos is taken care of throughout any renovations or demolitions.
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