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View or download films about a range of asbestos related topics and issues.

Dear Dad - An asbestos awareness film

Dear Dad - An asbestos awareness film

Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister shares a heartfelt letter to his dad Ron, who lost his battle with mesothelioma (an asbestos-related disease) in 2009. He now continues his dad’s fight to warn others about the dangers of asbestos… 'as tough as you think you are, asbestos is always tougher'.

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Julie's film 'Losing breath'

Julie's film 'Losing breath

At the age of 25 Julie Sager's son Adam died from mesothelioma (an asbestos related disease). Julie shares the heartbreaking story about how they unknowingly exposed their son to asbestos when he was only 18 months old in the hope that Adam's story will help raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos.

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Clear and present danger: Asbestos exposed

Clear and present danger: Asbestos exposed

Home renovators and tradies alike are urged to play it safe with asbestos materials and to be aware of the risks of exposing themselves and others to asbestos fibres during renovation projects.

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Uses and applications of asbestos - an extract from a film by Parsons Brinckerhoff

Uses and applications of asbestos

By knowing where asbestos commonly occurs in the home and workplace you will be less likely to accidentally expose yourself to asbestos fibres during any removal, maintenance, renovation, or refurbishment work.

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Asbestos health issues - an extract from a film by Parsons Brinckerhoff

Asbestos health issues

This film discusses the type of asbestos exposure required to cause asbestos related disease, in particular - asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

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Working safely with asbestos - for the home renovator

Working safely with asbestos - for the home renovator

A film by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland providing general advice and safe work procedures for conducting minor works on bonded asbestos containing material in domestic buildings.

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Safe work procedure - storm and wind damage cleanup

Safe work procedure - storm and wind damage cleanup

A film by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland providing general advice and safe work procedures for safe cleanup of storm damaged materials that may contain asbestos.

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Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment

A range of personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn to protect people from exposure to airborne asbestos fibres. This film provides information about what type PPE is required and how to use the PPE.

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Drilling into asbestos walls and ceilings

Drilling into asbestos walls and ceilings

This film extract provides information about drilling into non-friable (bonded) asbestos walls and ceilings. Always consider the removal of the asbestos containing material as the preferred control option before drilling into an asbestos wall or ceiling.

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Asbestos - Removing switchboard panels

Asbestos - Removing switchboard panels

Asbestos was commonly used in electrical switchboards of domestic houses and commercial buildings constructed prior to 1990. View the safe work procedure film for Removing a small package electrical switchboard.

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Decontamination procedure, personal decontamination and cleanup procedures

Decontamination procedure, personal decontamination and cleanup procedures

It is important to clean up the work area after an asbestos job has been completed. This film covers how to decontaminate the work area and tools, personal decontamination and asbestos waste.

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