Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was widely used in construction materials from the early 1950s to the late 1970s, with sporadic use into the 1980’s. Asbestos is directly linked to major respiratory illnesses and cancer. Current legislation requires that testing must be performed to ensure the health and safety of workers.
RH Services Inc. can undertake in-house analysis of both bulk and airborne asbestos samples. Our team can assist clients with asbestos testing, on site assessments and inspections in Edmonton, Calgary and throughout Alberta.
Our goal is to assist you in creating a safe environment by effectively controlling or managing your asbestos containing materials.
Asbestos can be found in a number of building materials. You can view the Alberta Infrastructure Technical Bulletin for a list of building materials. If you want to have materials tested for asbestos click here and learn how to submit your samples to RH Services Inc.
The asbestos abatement industry in the province of Alberta is highly regulated. The Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual is the main reference document.
- Polarized Light Microscopy (NIOSH 9002)
- Fibre Counting (NIOSH 7400)