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The risk of exposure to asbestos occurs when asbestos containing material is disturbed during renovation, restoration or demolition. The danger to people comes mainly from inhaling asbestos particles. Ultimate health risks of inhaling asbestos include lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma and premature death.
The following are resources and information related to asbestos. Be sure to also view our Asbestos: Be Aware campaign to see more resources and videos.
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Manitoba's Workplace Safety and Health Act and associated regulations are in place to protect the safety and health of workers in Manitoba. Click on each regulation part to be taken to the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation to learn more about how it applies to our listed safety topic. You can click on the bookmarks icon to reveal a table of contents that will take you directly to each Part within the document.
SAFE Work Manitoba — a division of the WCB is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.