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.
SafeWork NSW is waiving the five-day asbestos removal work notification timeframe to allow immediate clean-up of asbestos debris during the weekend’s fierce bushfires.
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.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace launched National Asbestos Awareness Week today in Brisbane.
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.
A new hotline number is now available providing free advice and guidance on asbestos-related issues.
In an ongoing dispute over asbestos importation in Australia, Queensland Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace reacted to Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton’s interview on Sydney radio station 2GB on Thursday
Queensland is calling on the Commonwealth to implement tougher controls over asbestos importation in Australia.
The latest Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES) evaluates workers’ likelihood of potential exposure to 38 known or suspected carcinogens likely to be used in Australian workplaces.
Asbestos testing is being undertaken on a demolition site in North Melbourne.
The latest Quarterly Report tabled in the Legislative Assembly recently shows that the Asbestos Response Taskforce has exceeded its target in removing loose fill asbestos insulation “Mr. Fluffy”.
Mr Moloney said ensuring the health and safety of workers and the public were the number one priority of the RHH Redevelopment.
The Victorian Government will establish an agency to focus on the removal of asbestos in government buildings including hospitals and schools.
In a comprehensive genomic analysis using over 200 tumors, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and scientists from Genentech have discovered previously unknown genetic alterations, including some that may be clinically actionable, as well as others which may improve diagnostics, screenings, and predictions about outcomes for patients.
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.
A new asbestos campaign focusing on the importance for tradespeople to identify asbestos before commencing work will be launched on Sunday, 22 November.
A contract plumber revealed that he was exposed to asbestos while working at HMAS Albatross on the South Coast.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch assured workers and the public that it is safe to resume work at the site.
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.
The Workers’ Compensation Dust Diseases Board is not being axed. This was what Mr Vivek Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer of Safety, Return to Work and Support clarified in a statement.
A union claims that several maintenance workers at a refinery in Kwinana were exposed to asbestos.