To ensure that CBC/Radio-Canada employees can work in healthy environments, preventative assessments are carried out according to a five-year plan for water quality tests and a three-year plan for indoor air quality tests.
We continued the reassessment of asbestos-containing materials in our buildings. This allowed the Corporation to identify affected areas, to implement corrective measures to protect the health and safety of employees, and to ensure proper disposal of any hazardous material.
In 2009–2010, Health Canada launched a National Radon Testing Program for federal buildings. CBC/Radio-Canada is participating in this initiative with guidance from Health Canada. Tests are currently being carried out in 35 sites.