Environmental disturbances caused by building demolitions can be linked to significant adverse (bad) health effects due to potential human exposures associated with affected air quality, distribution of hazardous materials and/or contamination of nearby environments, including dispersal of pest populations. To minimize associated risks to health, there are a number of things that both property owners and demolition contractors must consider before, during and after any building demolition project.
These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Hazardous Materials Survey
- Identifying Existing Pests
- Site Planning
- Work Plans
- Management of Demolition Equipment, and
- Site Activities
To learn more about each of the above tasks, please read the fact sheet on building demolitions (PDF 329KB).
To speak to a Public Health Inspector on the Environmental Health Team about building demolitions, please call:
- 519-663-5317 ext. 2300
Last modified on: July 17, 2019