Company did not provide asbestos inventory for apartment complex
Mainstreet Equity has been fined $28,347 by WorkSafeBC.
This firm owns and manages a pre-1990 multi-building apartment complex in Surrey, B.C. Another firm had been contracted to do installation work that involved drilling into walls throughout the complex.
WorkSafeBC inspected the site and observed that drywall and textured coat material had been disturbed. Both materials were identified asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the buildings' asbestos inventory. The owner had not provided the asbestos inventory to the contractor, and no notice of project (NOP) had been filed.
As owner of the workplace, the firm failed to maintain the premises in a manner that ensured the health and safety of people at the workplace, and failed to give employers the information required to eliminate or control health and safety hazards. This was a high-risk violation.