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.
A new report from Safe Work Australia shows that while deaths from the deadly disease continue to rise, fewer cases of mesothelioma have been diagnosed.
A new guide has been produced for people working on properties which contain loose fill asbestos insulation.
Former Manning Base Hospital workers were notified for a screening for asbestos-related illnesses after an Industrial Relations Commission conference which took place just this week.
A property to test positive during the Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) loose fill asbestos investigation has been identified .
Asbestos has been identified in an array of materials used at the ageing Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) prompting health workers at the said hospital to call for a new building instead of redeveloping the hospital.
As Asbestos Awareness Week begins this week, a new website with easy to access information on asbestos has been launched.
The first International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management conference sponsored by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency on 17-18 November was a great success.
The first Australian International Conference on asbestos awareness and management will take place on 16th to 18th November at Crown Melbourne Southbank Victoria.
More and more Western Australians are diagnosed with mesothelioma at an alarming rate.
The Dust Diseases Tribunal has ordered BHP Billiton to pay $2.2 million in compensation to a former employee who was exposed to asbestos.
Worksafe Tasmania has reported that several workers on the Parliament Square development project in Hobart have been exposed to deadly asbestos.
An electrician working at The Lodge which is undergoing extensive renovation was reported to have been exposed to asbestos.
Firefighters battled through thick smoke and asbestos presence fears as they struggled to contain a raging blaze at a disused factory in Melbourne on Monday morning.
Redevelopment work at the Parliament Square building site in Hobart came to a stopped after union members complained about the presence of harmful asbestos at their workplace.