Frequently Asked Questions

1. What qualifications does a firm need to become a member of EACO?

EACO has 4 Membership Categories;

Pre-Qualified Contractors
General Members

Please view our Membership Application and the qualifications required per Member category.

2. Who audits and verifies the submitted qualifications and determines if the statement of qualifications is factual and that it truly meets the minimum requirements?

All Membership Applications are audited and verified by the Membership Committee, which consist of members of the EACO Board of Directors.

3. Does EACO have an ethical standard that it holds its members to? If it does, is there a discipline process for members who violate that standard?

The EACO Board of Directors may suspend, cancel membership of, censure, or reprimand any member who has been guilty of conduct prejudicial to the objects of the Association, breach of the Constitution or By-laws. The Board of Directors shall not take any such action until after a complaint in writing has been filed with the Secretary and a copy forwarded to the member, and the member has been given an opportunity of submitting evidence in making representation in his defence in such manner as the Board of Directors may prescribe.

4. Once a firm becomes a member, does it need to verify that it still qualifies to remain a member?

The Status of a member company is reviewed by the Board of Directors, on an as needed basis, to ensure compliance with EACO's membership requirements are being maintained.

5. When EACO prepares a Guideline document, is it peer reviewed by another technical authority not associated by EACO?

In most instances EACO Guidelines are prepared by industry experts and a committee of experts with differing experiences, adding to the diversity of review from many different perspectives. Most of the committees have members from peer organizations such as EACO and bring that experience to the review process.

6. What committees does EACO currently have? What issues are they addressing?

Bruce Decker, BGIS

Glenn Smith, Safetech Environmental Limited

Steve Fulford, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Worker Hygiene
John Kocjan, Ecoh Environmental Consulting Occupational Health

Marketing & Programs
Sarah Jamieson, EMSL Canada, Inc.

Jeff Lainsbury, Reveal Environmental Inc.

Glenn Smith, Safetech Environmental Limited

7. Is it possible to join any committee as an observer, where the member does not have to spend time in contributing outside of attending meetings?

Members may join any committee as an observer, but this is under the discretion of the Committee Chair and is based on the number of available committee member spaces open. Please contact the specific committee chair for more information.

8. Are there any consultants or specifiers who either require membership of EACO or look favorably upon membership in EACO as part of any bid submissions?

There are a number of consultants and/or specifiers who require proof of membership (in good standing) with EACO or look favorably upon EACO membership.

9. Does my main business have to be hazardous materials abatement to join or is it open to others (demolition, specialty or general contractors)?

EACO encourages all persons or companies involved in environmental abatement, whether as a contractor, consultant, general contractor or representative of a building owner, school board or building operator, to become involved in the industry through membership in EACO.

10. Can EACO provide project specific guidance or recommendations?

EACO is not able to provide project-specific guidance or recommendations, such as work procedures for tender purposes. EACO strongly encourages the Building/Project Owner to retain the services of an EACO Consultant Member to provide project-specific Environmental Engineering and Consulting services.


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