Shadiest part of reno and rebuild
I’ve been working in Hazmat for almost a decade and I’ve got a need to be honest.
Since leaving Ontario and coming here it’s (Alberta) run like a damn criminal underworld.
Over the years recently it’s gotten worse. Take asbestos removal for instance; Everything they’re doing now to remove these problems from your rebuild or knock down is borderline, or completely unsafe and illegal. Contaminated jobsites mean sick tradesmen or occupants.
There’s a mall in the belvedere area I’ll never take my two children to. Guys who cut corners to get raises or bonuses that never come. And the prices they charge are insane! So, it goes deeper. Most of the third party air monitoring is corrupt as hell too. It used to be that you’d be a little sneaky with an inspector to get a job finished, pull one over on them. but now I find myself saying “F**king seriously? I should invoice your company for providing training to your field tech!!.” And subcontractors that established companies hire. Wow. Zero safety, they charge thier own guys for respirator filters, hazmat suits, etc. And proceed to charge the same price to the client as well as part of a bid. This can apply to tools, waste bags, you name it. Not to mention, again. The contamination of your jobsites.
Sorry if you deal with these guys, there’s a few dudes out there I’ve met who still have the integrity to do it right. F**k sakes. Enjoy the cancer and prime contractors really should get their own guys trained so they can keep tabs. Protect your guys!