Contamination of hazardous substances into an otherwise healthy environment can occur whether it is from renovations, building maintenance or accidental causes. Hazardous materials include asbestos fibres, bacteria, lead or volatile organic compounds. Once a hazardous substance has been exposed to an occupied area, there are certain issues to consider. The first issue is health of the frequent occupants. Although health risks can occur, it is important to state that the health risks related to asbestos exposure are typically due to long-term exposure. Despite the fact, liability is a major concern when employees are involved. It is within a property owner/manager’s…

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