Can be found in:

  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • Halide lamps

Historically Used In:

  • Thermostats

Mercury is a heavy metal and hazardous substance, and any maintenance or abatement involving materials containing mercury or mercury compounds must be done in compliance with WorkSafe BC regulations. Request a hazmat survey to identify hazardous materials in your home or business.

Employers with workers who have a risk of exposure must have an exposure control plan (ECP) in place prior to allowing their workers to come into contact with this material. As with all other hazardous substances, all personnel working around or with such materials must be made aware of their presence and be supplied with training in the potential health effects and means of avoiding exposures.

As a hazardous substance, transportation and disposal of mercury must be done in compliance with the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations and the BC Hazardous Waste Legislations. Mercury is often found in fluorescent light bulbs, thermostats and many household products and fixtures.