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Designated Substance Survey

Toronto Condo News
Publication date:
August 24, 2020
Article Summary: 

The Designated Substance Survey (DSS) is a crucial tool for identifying hazardous materials in a building before any renovation, restoration, or construction project. The DSS helps to determine the necessary expertise, procedures, and equipment required for the safe handling of these materials. The survey report provides recommendations on how to handle these materials that can be followed by emergency responders and contractors. Failure to provide this information can result in liability for damages incurred by contractors.


Designated Substance Survey, hazardous materials, renovation, construction, asbestos, lead, silica, ozone-depleting substances, mercury, mould, emergency responders, contractors, building management, Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Toronto Condo News
Designated Substance Survey
August 24, 2020
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