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Saskatchewan launches online asbestos registry

The Saskatchewan government has launched its online asbestos registry.
The Saskatchewan government has launched its online asbestos registry. Screenshot

REGINA – The first registry of its kind in Canada is now active in Saskatchewan. The provincial government launched its online asbestos registry Monday.

Along with the registry, an asbestos advisory committee has been established to provide input to the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety on asbestos-related health and safety issues.

“This new database is another step toward ensuring the health and safety of workers across our province,” said Don Morgan, the labour relations and workplace safety minister.

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Officials say users of the site will be able to search and find buildings that have asbestos, including the type of asbestos present.

The site is also mobile friendly and includes geo-locating capabilities.

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Owners of public buildings with asbestos will also be able to log in to update information on buildings.

The new committee is tasked with providing input and direction on asbestos-related health and safety issues. Committee members include representatives from the Ministry of Health, health agencies and trade councils.