Asbestos Management Program
The University of Manitoba has an Asbestos Management Program (AMP). The objectives of this program are as follows:
  • Identify asbestos containing materials on campus
  • Communicate asbestos information to campus occupants and those who are hired to work near or on asbestos containing materials
  • Educate the university community and visitors on asbestos, its health effects, and common building materials in which it can be found
  • Train Physical Plant trades workers how to work near or on asbestos containing materials

The AMP follows the Government of Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Guidelines, which are listed below:

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation

Guideline for an Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Program

Guidelines for Working with Asbestos

Fibrogenic Dust Exposure Guideline

Additional information regarding the University's Asbestos Management Program can be found in the Governing Document.

Asbestos - General Information

Asbestos and asbestos containing materials were commonly used in the construction industry. A list of common building materials that contain asbestos can be found here. At the University of Manitoba, buildings built prior to the 1990's have the potential to contain asbestos. Therefore, in instances where construction, renovations, or alterations to a building are to take place, laboratory results for the particular building material(s) being impacted must be provided. In the absence of laboratory results, the Physical Plant Health and Safety Department must be consulted to perform an asbestos assessment.

Laboratory results are stored on our online database, Hazmat360. Please contact the Physical Plant Health and Safety Department for account access information.