Message from Steven D. Fulford, President:
to the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario's (EACO's) website
and thank you for visiting. Since the inception of this organization,
EACO has strived to make the hazardous materials abatement industry
a safer and better industry to work in. Our partnerships with
the Toronto Construction Association and the Ontario Ministry
of Labour have enabled EACO to be at the forefront of this exciting
and rapidly changing industry.
the past several years, EACO has been involved with a number of
industry changing initiatives including:
2 of our Mould guideline has been finalized, posted and published
- Version 2, 2010
EACO Accidental release document finalized and published and
presented at PM Expo in Dec 2009
Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
released the Hazardous Materials Worker Trade to the industry
has established a Contractors committee and we are receiving
great feedback on the work of the committee.
we finish up 2010 and enter 2011 we anticipate another busy year
for all of our members. Although the new asbestos building survey
bubble is behind us, many of the contractors and consultants remain
busy with on-going renovation and new construction work.
2010, we are looking at several new initiatives in our industry.
We've recently established a new technical committee for vermiculite
that will work with the Ontario Ministry of Labour on procedures
for assessment and remediation of vermiculite in residential
homes and in commercial construction. We've also established
a strategic planning committee for the organization to look
at the long term vision of the organization and develop a strategic
currently have five (5) technical committees (asbestos, lead,
mould, PCB's and vermiculite) and four (4) administrative committees
(Education, Membership, Marketing and Strategic Planning)
year we have seen more of our clients adding EACO membership to
their list of pre-qualifications for hazardous materials assessment
and remediation work, demonstrating to the Industry that being
a member of this organization matters.
are proud of the level of expertise and professionalism that the
EACO members bring to the industry along with your commitment
to make this industry better.
forward, EACO is planning a number of social events where our
members can get together and discuss Industry events is a social
setting. Stay tuned for more information on these events
I complete my 2nd term as president of this organization I realize
that this organization requires a great deal of volunteer support
from the Board of Directors and from Mary Thorburn and Mary McBride
of the Toronto Construction Association.
look forward to continue expanding the organization into markets
across Ontario. 2010/2011 will be a break-out year for this organization
and we look forward to your participation and the participation
of the other members in your firms to make this organization even
more effective. Stay tuned for plans on expanding our committees
and looking for involvement in the new direction of the organization.
Steven D. Fulford, President
Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO) is a contractor
based organization formed by professionals within the environmental
members represent our industry as a whole including contractors,
consultants, engineers, suppliers, government officials and others
that have an interest in the environmental abatement industry.
you are looking for a qualified list of Abatement Contractors
and/or Environmental Consultants for your upcoming projects for
Asbestos, Mould, Lead or any other Environmental projects, all
EACO members carry Environmental and Pollution Insurance Coverage.
provides important input to the Ontario Ministry of Labour on
Environmental Abatement matters and Guidelines.