The Alberta Health Guide provides information to the remediation process for properties and materials contaminated due to fentanyl production
Alberta Health has published a detailed guide outlining the process for remediation of fentanyl-contaminated properties and materials
to assist organizations needing to manage risks related to fentanyl contamination. This includes municipalities, law enforcement, environmental health inspectors, companies owning or operating real estate, and the construction and remediation sectors. The guide, Fentanyl Remediation: Guidance for Remediators, Regulatory Agencies and Professionals,
provides an overview of site assessments, remediation work procedures, and post-remediation assessment. It also provides guidance related to selecting a remediation contractor, the use of personal protective equipment, and other technical aspects of the remediation process.
RMA appreciates the development of the guide, as RMA members called on the Government of Alberta to develop fentanyl remediation standards through resolution 7-18S: Standards for Property Contaminated by Fentanyl and Carfentanil
. Although the guidance in the document is not regulated, as per the request of the resolution, it is still a critical step towards ensuring the safe remediation of fentanyl-contaminated properties and materials.
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Senior Policy Advisor
Director of External Relations & Advocacy