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.


International Asbestos Conference emphasis individual vigilance

Reported by Stephen | 24 Nov, 2015

As part of efforts to raise community awareness during asbestos month, homeowners thinking about pre-Christmas home renovations are being warned to arm themselves with information about the risks of inadvertently disturbing asbestos.


National plan to reduce asbestos risk launched

Reported by Stephen | 01 Sep, 2015

A National Plan on Asbestos Safety and Eradication has been launched.The plan was launched last week following a meeting of State and Territory Ministers.