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Focus on Asbestos Dangers

November 19-25 was Asbestos Awareness Week and provided an opportunity for the industry to focus on the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This is a particularly important issue for the construction and renovation industries where the risks of coming into

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Seminar to Raise Asbestos Awareness

Source: Pixabay.com A seminar on imported asbestos-containing products is being held on Monday 30 April by the The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency and Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The event is aimed at raising awareness about the risks of

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Campaign Highlights Asbestos Risks to Tradesworkers

Victorian trades workers, particular those involved in construction, demolition, renovation and maintenance work on older buildings are the target of an asbestos awareness campaign by WorkSafe Victoria. The campaign which includes advertisements on radio, trade publications and online aims to

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Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Progress Report 2016-17 Released

The report that details the asbestos eradication progress, The 2016-17 ASEA National Strategic Plan Progress Report  was recently launched. According to the Chair for the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council, Diane Smith-Gander, 2016-2017 was the second full year of the implementation

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Roofing Company Fined Over Asbestos Disposal

  The safe removal and disposal of asbestos is an important issue, which some companies still don’t seem to be taking seriously. One Brisbane roofing company has been fined $100,000 after failing to adhere to safe handling and disposal standards.

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Asbestos Work Ban A Threatened by Union

The CFMEU is considering a ban on work with materials imported from certain countries, following the surge of asbestos building and construction products on Australian sites. According to an Australian Border Force commissioner, detection of asbestos containing imports has tripled

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Alert Issued About High Pressure Water Blasting of Asbestos Roofs

Safe Work NSW issued a safety reminder to workers about the dangers of using high pressure water blasters or compressed air to clean asbestos roofs. The alert comes after an incident involving a contractor who used a high pressure water

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Call for A Crackdown on International Asbestos Trade

The International Trade Union Confederation has called for global action to stop the trade of chrysotile asbestos, which is still being exported internationally, particularly in developing countries. In a statement the ITUC said the first step should be adding chrysotile

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Asbestos Containing Material Discovered at Demolished Building Site

Asbestos was found in the rubble of a demolished Cairns building which was taken down without the permission of Cairns Regional Council. The popular Queenslander at 23 Fleming Street, Edge Hill was demolished without authorisation despite residents lobbying for preservation

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Construction Firm Develops Free Asbestos Guide

Construction firm J Hutchinson Pty Ltd. have developed a free interactive asbestos guide to assist homeowners and small businesses working with or removing asbestos containing materials from residential areas. Some of the information contained in the guide include what buildings

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