WorkSafeBC 2014 Annual Report...page 25
Asbestos In Homes Bulk Sampling COC Bulk WCB of BC Bulk Asbestos Sampling Guidelines Vermiculite Sampling COC Air Location

WorksafeBC Hidden Killer

Libby Montana "Vermiculite" [EPA site info]

Copyright 2001-2016 Glenn Nawrocki

Wes-Har Asbestos Analysis & Consulting Ltd.

Since 1988 Wes-Har has been offering dependable quality consulting and laboratory services for a wide range of clients so they may comply with occupational health requirements relating to asbestos.

Sample Management

Samples received are assigned a unique identification number and batch locator based on the clients Chain of Custody information. An in-house developed data management system (WHDMS) , streamlines data entry and report generation, with the ability to search, sort, extract and report sample information based on numerous criteria directly related to the client's requests.


  • methods
    • Asbestos (bulk) by PLM, NIOSH Method 9002 (Issue 2, dated August 15, 1994)
    • EPA/600/R-93/116, dated July 1993 (bulk)
    • EPA/600/R-04/004, dated January 2004 (vermiculite)
    • NIOSH Method 7400,Asbestos and Other Fibers by PCM (air)
  • over 30 years of analytical experience
  • an array of matrix specific non-routine sample preparation procedures
    • acid washing / ashing / gravimetry
  • documentation through digital photography
  • summary and detailed reports.
    • air sample report
    • bulk sample report

Correlation Programs (Laboratory Id 149340)

Bulk Asbestos Proficiency Analytical Testing Program (BAPAT) sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association
Asbestos in Building Material by Dispersion Staining / Polarized Light Microscopy (DS/PLM)

Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Testing Program (IHPAT) sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association
Asbestos in Air by Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM)


With our close proximity to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) clients from Vancouver Island, the Interior and Northern British Columbian Communities, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon have the option to send packages via air cargo through the various airlines to:

    • YVR Main Terminal
    • YVR South Terminal
    • YVR South Terminal float planes / Heli-Jet

We will pick up the shipment for no additional fee. Contact us for more information.

Providing timely proficient results for asbestos in air fibre-counting and bulk fibre identification is the key to our service. Be it now, tomorrow or next week, with the flexibility to meet your requirements.

From July 1 to December 31, 2016, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will conduct planned inspections of residential demolition and renovation worksites to ensure homeowners, prime contractors, hazardous material survey contractors, asbestos abatement contractors, and consultants are informed and equipped to safely remove asbestos containing materials and are complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Asbestos Hazards in Renovations, Restorations, and Demolition (WorksafeBC Production)