Asbestos is regulated by several federal and provincial laws. Current federal controls focus on mining, high-risk consumer products and federal workplace exposure. In Saskatchewan, asbestos in the workplace is regulated by the Ministry of Labour Relations and WorkPlace Safety, Occupational Health & Safety Division.
Building Permit and Asbestos
As of March 1, 2015, prior to the issuance of a building permit for the demolition, alteration or renovation of a building, an Asbestos Removal Notification form must be completed for any building constructed prior to 1983.
Saskatoon Landfill and Asbestos
Friable waste asbestos material can be disposed only at landfills approved by the Ministry of Environment. The City Landfill does not accept asbestos.
City of Saskatoon Asbestos Registry
City of Saskatoon Building Asbestos Reports are available on the public website:
Provincial and Federal Information on Asbestos
Asbestos in the workplace and with respect to workers:
Managing asbestos in buildings and The Public Health Act (Howard’s Law) requirements:
Asbestos and landfills:
- Policy on the Disposal of Friable Waste Asbestos
- Construction & Demolition Waste Management and Disposal