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Asbestos waste can only be disposed of at a licenced facility. There are big penalties for the illegal disposal of asbestos, which includes putting it in a domestic rubbish bin, waste skip or dumping it in the bush.
PPE cannot guarantee your health or safety, but it will help reduce your risk of exposure. It must be selected, worn and removed correctly to be effective. You also need to follow safe work practices to prevent asbestos contaminating everything around you.
If you are unsure if something contains asbestos, do not disturb it, drill it, cut it, or break it. Have it assessed by an asbestos assessor. If asbestos needs to be removed before you start work, use a licensed asbestos removalist. In some circumstances the law requires it. Be aware there is no known safe
Many people aren't aware that it is common to find asbestos in older bathrooms (pre-1990). If you're thinking of creating a great new space, make sure you get and asbestos assessor to check for asbestos before you start to protect both you and your family. Remember you have a legal responsibility not to harm those
If a house was built or renovated before 1990 it has a good chance of containing asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many places around homes - including bathrooms, under flooring and even in the fuse box! Just like plumbing and electrical work, asbestos removal - or jobs around the home that might uncover asbestos
If a house was built or renovated before 1990 it has a good chance of containing asbestos. Whether you're doing up your own home or working on someone else's, be aware before you start of where asbestos might be found. Investigate before you renovate.
Asbestos Awareness Week 2020: Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think. Do you know if your home was built before the 1990s there’s a good chance it has some asbestos? Do you know it’s often found under flooring, as part of kitchen splashbacks or even in the garden? National Asbestos Awareness Week 2020 reminds
One of Australia’s oldest asbestos support groups, the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia (ADFA), located in Sydney and supporting asbestos disease victims in NSW since 1989, has today declared its support for the Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia. At a meeting between ADFA President, Barry Robson and TOGA Board Chair, Prof Nick Pavlakis, Mr Robson declared ADFA’s support for TOGA and presented Prof Pavlakis with a cheque in the sum of $25,000.00.
I would like to share with you this short video of Lindsay Wall, who died from mesothelioma in November 2019. Lindsay contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working as a fitter and turner in his youth. We are grateful to Lindsay, who despite his suffering, wanted to leave behind this important message for