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.
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.