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.
A prohibition notice has been issued to a building site in Sydney after asbestos in fibrous building panels has been discovered.
A union is not convinced that the health risk for workers exposed to asbestos at refineries in Kwinana and Pinjarra was extremely low, and demands for an immediate asbestos audit of the site operations.
There is hope for patients suffering from mesothelioma as trial for a new treatment delivers positive results.
Education is the best key to preventing asbestos-related diseases and NSW residents and tradespeople are encouraged to check the information available on asbestos awareness.com on the potential risks of being exposed to asbestos and how to manage asbestos products.
More and more Western Australians are diagnosed with mesothelioma at an alarming rate.
Asbestos awareness training will be conducted and all workers who might be exposed to asbestos are required to attend the course by 30 September.
Work Safety Commissioner, Mark McCabe and ACT’s acting Chief Health Officer, Dr Ranil Appuhamy said that while asbestos poses health and safety risks, living and working with asbestos can be managed by following the advice provided by qualified professionals.
Photo: SafetyCulture Library In celebration of Australia’s first Asbestos Awareness Month this November, WorkSafe WA issued a reminder on the hazards of asbestos to workers and the community. “Unfortunately we have the sad legacy of Wittenoom to remind us of the potential hazards of asbestos, but this has served to give us a strong commitment …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library The Australian Mesothelioma Registry which is funded by Safe Work Australia and Comcare has released its second data report which focuses on mesothelioma cases diagnosed in 2012 and notified to the Registry up to 30 June 2013. The following are the key findings of the report: As at 30 June 2013, the …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library A former northwestern NSW council worker says he was asked to cover up asbestos with garbage and green waste. According to the Herald Sun, the man claims that on several occasions he was asked to cover dumped asbestos, push it into wall or burn it. He used to work at landfill sites …