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.


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.


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.


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.

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Compound offers hope of stopping mesothelioma progression

Reported by Haydee | 14 Aug, 2015

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.


Awareness on asbestos risks and management urged

Reported by Haydee | 02 Dec, 2014

Education is the best key to preventing asbestos-related diseases and NSW residents and tradespeople are encouraged to check the information available on asbestos on the potential risks of being exposed to asbestos and how to manage asbestos products.


Mandatory asbestos awareness training in ACT

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jul, 2014

Asbestos awareness training will be conducted and all workers who might be exposed to asbestos are required to attend the course by 30 September.

Reminder on dangers of asbestos

Reported by Haydee | 04 Nov, 2013

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 …

Australian Mesothelioma Registry 2nd Data Report released

Reported by Haydee | 04 Oct, 2013

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 …

Former council worker claims he was asked to cover up asbestos

Reported by Haydee | 26 Sep, 2013

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 …