DSS Reports For Construction, Demolition Or Restoration
Designated Substance Survey (DSS) reports are required before any construction, demolition or restoration project can take place in Ontario. As per Section 30 of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, Designated Substances and other potentially hazardous building materials must be identified prior to any work being done that may disturb these materials and result in unnecessary exposure of workers and building occupants.
What Are These Designated Substances?
- Mercury Coke Oven Emissions
- Ethylene Oxide
- Vinyl Chloride
- PCBs (generally within the scope of the survey though not part of the named substances)
Asbestos Environmental Of Canada (AEOC) provides detailed DSS reports which can be provided to contractors who will be involved in the building project (and who must in turn pass them onto any sub-contractors who will be working there) to inform them of the conditions and risk levels so that necessary precautions may be taken. The latest, most advanced equipment is used by our certified inspectors ensuring a high degree of accuracy to help you can take an informed decision about next steps.
Detailed DSS Reports Reduce Liabilities
DSS reports offer vital information about working conditions and the precautions that need to be taken to prevent unnecessary exposure and health risks. Asbestos, for instance, can be found in building insulation, pipes, tiles, etc. while lead and mercury formed the basis of many paints.
High concentrations of these designated substances require that the toxins must be removed or sealed before any demotion or construction work can be carried out. Our DSS reports offer a clear picture of what you are dealing with eliminating unnecessary risks and liabilities.
Find out which of these designated substances are a concern for you.
Confirm findings through certified, independent lab reports that conform to Ontario requirements.
Determine where and how so that proper precautions can be taken.
Have the right information so that abatement will be successful.
Asbestos Environmental Of Canada has expertise in testing and removal of a wide range of toxic substances such as asbestos, mold, mercury and lead. You can rely on our professional DSS reports to help guide you through the construction or demolition project.