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.
SafeWork NSW is fast-tracking the five-day asbestos removal work notification period for immediate clean-up of asbestos debris from storm-damaged properties in north-east NSW.
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.
The RHH Redevelopment has been advised of a potential asbestos exposure on the project site.
WorkSafe New Zealand has released its first guide for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace.
A new study found that a significant number of DIY home renovators are not informed well enough about the risk of asbestos. This is despite the rise in the number of home renovations requiring asbestos removal in the last two years.
A new report commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) projects that there will be about 19,400 new cases of mesothelioma in Australia before the turn of the century.
A new research commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) found that homeowners and homebuyers do not know where asbestos can be located in the home, and do not realise that small DIY jobs and major renovations pose a risk of asbestos exposure.
A significant number of Australian workers who face higher risks of asbestos exposure says their bosses have not warned them adequately of the dangers, a new research commissioned by Australian law firm, Slater and Gordon.
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.
Water Corporation’s investigation found that “there were multiple opportunities for asbestos to be identified on the Minnevale Reservoir site but contractors were not informed during the planning, design and construction phases of the refurbishment project.”
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.
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.
SafeWork NSW released a safety alert for home-owners, businesses and volunteers who are involved with the clean-up and recovery of structures damaged by recent floods.
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.
A new asbestos campaign focusing on the importance for tradespeople to identify asbestos before commencing work will be launched on Sunday, 22 November.
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.
A contract plumber revealed that he was exposed to asbestos while working at HMAS Albatross on the South Coast.
Mr McCabe said asbestos exposure for the workers was very minimal as it only happened for about five minutes. Mr McCabe also said air monitoring in the property’s perimeter showed no asbestos left the site.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Alex McCulloch urged retailers to dispose these products properly.
For years, scientists have looked for a cure to this dreaded disease, and researchers from the University of Technology Sydney have discovered a compound which manifested promising results, thus, having real potential to halt progression of mesothelioma.