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Hazardous Materials

Western Health & Safety can help you effectively address mould and other hazardous materials through timely and cost-effective assessments, sampling and other turn key health and safety services that meet your needs, whether it is to reduce your potential liability or meet compliance with applicable legislative requirements.

Hazardous materials such as asbestos, mould, lead and PCBs can cause potential problems for any company or facility. The new asbestos, “mould” has, in recent years, become a hot topic of concern for many facilities, building and homeowners. Western Health & Safety can help you effectively address mould and other hazardous materials through timely and cost-effective assessments, sampling and other turn key health and safety services that meet your needs, whether it is to reduce your potential liability or meet compliance with applicable legislative requirements.

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The types of materials in your home that may contain asbestos are listed below:

  • Flooring: Vinyl tiles, Linoleum sheet flooring, and flooring adhesives.
  • Drywall joint compound.
  • Window and door caulking.
  • Textured or stipple-coated walls and ceilings.
  • Plaster and stucco (interior and exterior).
  • Cement board siding and under sheeting.
  • Acoustic ceiling tiles.
  • Loose, blown-in insulation such as vermiculite.
  • Roof shingles and mastic.
  • Pipe insulation.
  • Furnace duct tape.
  • Boiler and furnace insulation.
  • Door and gasket covers.

 

Yes, you can drop off bulk material samples for asbestos analysis between the hours of 08:00 and 16:30, Monday to Friday. We are located at 1636 12 Avenue SW, Calgary. We recommend you call our office prior to drop off to ensure we have a technician available. Each sample must be submitted separately in a sealed plastic bag.

We can do rush, next business day by 15:00, or 5-day turn around time for results. We ask that you submit your sample no later than 13:00. If you submit your rush sample after this time, we cannot guarantee rush results.