Building management company fined for lack of asbestos procedures

WorkSafeBC issued stop-work order


Proline Management, which manages an apartment building, has been fined $24,550 by WorkSafeBC. The firm had hired a plumbing contractor to fix a leak, which required the ceiling to be cut open, on a work site in Duncan, B.C.


The ceiling texture coat was a known asbestos-containing material (ACM). WorkSafeBC inspected the building and determined that this firm did not have procedures in place to control the risks of ACM exposure for its own or contracted workers.


WorkSafeBC issued a stop-work order. The firm failed to have a qualified person inspect the building for hazardous materials before repairs took place. This was a high-risk violation. 


Source: WorkSafeBC