Vermiculite asbestos testing services in Ottawa for buildings and construction Operations for Property Management, Construction Professionals, and residences.
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Testing for asbestos in vermiculite is needed to protect workers,
Site occupants, and others in buildings and on construction projects. Airborne exposure to asbestos can happen when an uncontrolled disturbance of vermiculite occurs.
The management of asbestos is regulated in Ottawa and throughout Ontario. Project owners are required to have asbestos management plans
and control asbestos during building & construction operations. Workers who may come into contact with asbestos need specific training.
Vermiculite Asbestos Testing Services include:
- Bulk Material Vermiculite Asbestos Testing
- Air Clearance Asbestos Testing
- Vermiculite Asbestos Testing for Asbestos Management
- Vermiculite Asbestos Testing for Construction Projects
- Pre-Construction Vermiculite Asbestos Testing Surveys
- Post-Construction Clearance Asbestos Air Testing
- Worker Exposure Vermiculite Asbestos Testing
Asbestos Containing Vermiculite
Vermiculite is a mica-like mineral mined around the world and used in a variety of commercial and consumer products because it is fire-resistant and has excellent insulation qualities. Of concern is vermiculite produced by the Libby Mine in Montana from the 1920s to 1990. It was sold as Zonolite® Attic Insulation and possibly other brands in Canada during that time. Vermiculite may contain amphibole asbestos. The Libby Mine supplied the majority of the world market in vermiculite-based insulation. Products made from vermiculite were not widely used after the mid-1980s and have not been on the market in Canada since 1990. Not all vermiculite produced before 1990 contains asbestos. However, to be safe and in the absence of evidence to the contrary, it is reasonable to assume that if your building has older vermiculite-based insulation, it may contain some asbestos.
– Health Canada, 2009