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Asbestos exposure is leading cause of work-related deaths in Sask. | WorkSafe Saskatchewan
Asbestos exposure is leading cause of work-related deaths in Sask. WorkSafe launches asbestos awareness campaign to educate the public REGINA, SK, Aug. 27, 2019 – Many homes and buildings in Saskatchewan were built before 1990, so they might contain asbestos. This means contractors and homeowners planning renovations could be putting themselves at risk of asbestos exposure, if they don't take the proper steps before starting a construction project. Asbestos-related diseases remain the leading cause of work-related deaths in Saskatchewan, accounting for 23 per cent of the 388 work-related deaths in Saskatchewan from 2009 to 2018. This is why WorkSafe Saskatchewan – the partnership between the WCB and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety – has a provincial awareness campaign underway to educate the public on the danger of asbestos. "Many people don't realize they might have asbestos in their building and homes and could be inadvertently exposed to the substance during