Group to advocate asbestos bylaw at Saskatoon council
The Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization wants a new asbestos bylaw in Saskatoon
A group of health advocates wants Saskatoon to consider an asbestos bylaw.
The Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is asking the city to adopt a bylaw that would make it mandatory that contractors notify workers when there's a risk of asbestos exposure.
In 2013, Saskatchewan was the first province in Canada to legislate mandatory, province-wide asbestos reporting.
Through the legislation, known as Howard's Law, crown corporations, school districts, health regions and other government buildings must report asbestos online to an asbestos registry.
The legislation was created in honour of Saskatoon man, Howard Willems, who contracted Mesothelioma, a rare lung disease, while inspecting older food plants in Saskatchewan.