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Asbestos Awareness Week 23-29 November 2020
Asbestos Awareness Week was held on 23-29 November this year. Our focus for 2020 was showing householders and tradies where they could find asbestos in homes and what they need to do, to stay safe.
In 1990 more than 3000 products containing asbestos were used in the construction of residential homes. If your property was built or renovated before 1990, it is likely to contain asbestos-containing products.
Asbestos products in good condition are not a risk, but if they are disturbed, broken, sanded, blasted with high pressure water or cut, they can become harmful. This is when asbestos fibres are released into the air, putting the health of yourself and others at risk. Remember, you cannot see asbestos fibres as they are invisible to the naked eye, but they are still dangerous.
Check out these resources on how to work safely with asbestos for licensed asbestos removalists, professional tradespeople and DIY home renovators.
Asbestos safety session
Watch the recording of our Asbestos safety session held on 24 November 2020.
|7.05am||Losing a son to mesothelioma
Don and Julie Sager, Safety Advocates
|7.15am||Common uses and locations of asbestos
Stephen Dutka, Principal Advisor (Asbestos), Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
|7.25am||Examining the impact asbestos can have on a self-employed business owner
Dustin Carroll, Principal Advisor (Asbestos), Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
|7.35am||Help your business meet its responsibilities when working with asbestos
Peter McGarry, Director (Asbestos), Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
|7.45m||Q&A panel session
Julie and Don Sager, Stephen Dutka, Dustin Carroll and Peter McGarry