S-2.1, r. 4 - Safety Code for the construction industry

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3.23.2. For the purposes of this subdivision, the following categories of sites are established:
(1)  sites where low-risk work is carried out:
(a)  the installation, handling or removal of manufactured goods containing asbestos, provided they are and remain in a non-friable condition, such as:
i.  vinyl tiles;
ii.  acoustic tiles;
iii.  gaskets;
iv.  seals;
v.  asbestos cement products;
(b)  the sawing, cutting, shaping or drilling of a product mentioned in subparagraph a of this paragraph with a hand tool or a power tool fitted with a dust-collection device equipped with a high-efficiency filter;
(c)  the removal of drywall installed with asbestos joint-filling compounds;
(2)  sites where moderate-risk work is carried out:
(a)  the total or partial removal of false ceilings for the purpose of gaining access to a work area where friable materials containing asbestos are found;
(b)  the enclosure of friable material containing asbestos, subject to subparagraph c of paragraph 3;
(c)  the removal of friable material containing asbestos where, in the removal process, the work area is sealed off from the worker’s breathing area;
(d)  any work that is liable to produce asbestos dust emissions and that is not classified as low or high-risk;
(e)  the handling or removal of small quantities of friable material containing asbestos having a volume of debris not exceeding 0.03 3 for each minor renovation or regular specific maintenance job;
(3)  sites where high-risk work is carried out:
(a)  subject to subparagraphs c and e of paragraph 2, the handling or the removal of friable material containing asbestos;
(b)  the cleaning or removal of a ventilation system, including rigid ducts, in buildings where the insulation contains asbestos applied by spraying;
(c)  the enclosure of friable material containing asbestos by the spray application of a sealant;
(d)  the repair, alteration or demolition of kilns, boilers or similar devices made entirely or partly of refractory materials containing asbestos;
(e)  the use of a power tool not fitted with a dust-collection device equipped with a high-efficiency filter to grind, cut, drill or abrade a product mentioned in subparagraph a of paragraph 1;
(f)  subject to subparagraph e of paragraph 2, the handling or removal of friable material containing crocidolite or amosite;
(g)  subject to subparagraph e of paragraph 2, the total or partial removal of false ceilings on which friable materials containing asbestos is found.
O.C. 54-90, s. 3; O.C. 459-99, s. 2.