Tasmanians encouraged to take part in Asbestos Awareness Month

Reported by Stephen | 07 Nov, 2017

Tasmanians are being encouraged to get involved in Asbestos Awareness Month by visiting Betty the Bus or hosting a ‘Blue Lamington Drive’ to raise awareness of asbestos in the home and raise funds for the Asbestos Disease Research Institute and Support Groups.

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Nationwide recall of Yamaha youth quad bikes YFM90R (Raptor 90)

Reported by Haydee | 17 Aug, 2017

The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a nationwide recall of Yamaha youth quad bikes YFM90R 2016 and 2017 models due to possible asbestos in front and rear brake shoes and some spare parts imported.


Reassessing the risk of asbestos contamination around Paramatta local government area

Reported by Haydee | 15 May, 2017

The City of Parramatta Council together with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and other state government authorities under the guidance of the Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities is re-assessing the risk of contamination at properties around the Parramatta local government area where James Hardie may have disposed of asbestos waste materials.


New video on managing naturally-occurring asbestos released

Reported by Haydee | 01 Dec, 2016

A new educational video on the risks of naturally-occurring asbestos has been launched by the NSW Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) recently. The new video targets people living and working in regional areas.


Safe Work Australia advise during National Asbestos Awareness Week

Reported by Stephen | 21 Nov, 2016

This week (21–25 November) is National Asbestos Awareness Week and Safe Work Australia is reminding employers and workers that it is important to know what asbestos is, how to manage, control and remove it safely before conduction any construction work.


New asbestos hotline now available

Reported by Haydee | 15 Nov, 2016

A new hotline number is now available providing free advice and guidance on asbestos-related issues.