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Asbestos Awareness Week 23-29 November 2020

9 November 2020

This Asbestos Awareness Week (23-29 November), we’re showing householders and tradies where they could find asbestos in homes and what they should do to stay safe.

Did you know, 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

Join us for a free digital asbestos safety session to learn about the hidden dangers of asbestos. Find out how to check for and identify asbestos-containing products and how to safely handle and remove them. Hear from Safety Advocates Julie and Don Sager who lost their son to mesothelioma at just 25 years of age.

This safety session will be delivered as a live digital event on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 7am.

Register for our FREE event now!


7am MC welcome

Chris Bombolas

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


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