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Demolition company and Director plead guilty over asbestos failing

Reported by Haydee | 27 Apr, 2017

A demolition company pleaded guilty to three charges under New Zealand’s Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 for failing to take all practicable steps to protect its workers and others during a demolition work of three residential buildings.

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Registration open for Pleural Mesothelioma Education Day

Reported by Haydee | 03 Apr, 2017

The Asbestos Disease Research Institute will hold the Pleural Mesothelioma Education Day on Monday, 8th May 2017 for patients, families and health professionals interested in hearing the latest on treatment, symptom management and living with dignity.

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Construction workers at risk from asbestos in Chinese building products

Reported by Haydee | 24 Feb, 2016

Many Australian building sites are contaminated with deadly asbestos. This is according to Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency CEO Peter Tighe who said 64 sites used asbestos-contaminated concrete fibre sheeting in construction imported from China.

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Manage asbestos following a natural disaster safely

Reported by Haydee | 11 Jan, 2016

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) is warning building owners, workers and homeowners to be aware of the dangers of disturbed asbestos after a natural disaster.

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United in promoting awareness on asbestos safety

Reported by Haydee | 23 Dec, 2015

Rugby league legend and Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmesiter and Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Grace Grace met Julia and Don Sager who lost their son to mesothelioma to discuss the importance of keeping people safe from asbestos.

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Asbestos Awareness Seminar held in Adelaide

Reported by Haydee | 25 Nov, 2015

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and Asbestos Victims Association Asbestos Awareness Seminar was a success with SafeWork SA providing information about regulations to protect people from the dangers of asbestos in the workplace.

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November is Asbestos Awareness Month

Reported by Haydee | 04 Nov, 2015

There will be displays, activities and events across Queensland to raise asbestos awareness. Safety inspectors will also demonstrate how to safely work with asbestos material.