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Asbestos news

The latest news, announcements and media statements across Queensland Government on asbestos related issues.

New scrutiny for asbestos removalists
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has stepped up its audit of licenced asbestos removalists, targeting those with poor records when it comes to compliance.


Asbestos care during storm season
Businesses are reminded to treat asbestos materials safely in the aftermath of storms and floods this summer.


Asbestos Awareness Week 20 November – 24 November 2017
Asbestos Awareness Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness about working safely with asbestos and to help Queenslanders easily identify asbestos materials in their homes.


Maintenance, inspection and testing of H-Class vacuum cleaners
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has produced a new guide for users of H-Class vacuum cleaners capable of cleaning up asbestos.


Roofing company exposed workers and public to asbestos
A Brisbane roofing company has been fined $100,000 and convicted in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for failing to handle and safely dispose of asbestos.


Asbestos Awareness Week highlights hidden dangers in older homes
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today launched National Asbestos Awareness Week (21-25 November) in Brisbane.


Asbestos Awareness Week 19-25 November 2016
The Asbestos Awareness Week is a great opportunity for us to make sure you know where asbestos materials can be found in your home before you start work on a renovation project, and to show you what to do before you to disturb it.


Working on swimming pools this summer? Watch out for asbestos
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published a new asbestos guide for tradies and contractors involved in maintenance, repair or renovation work of concrete pool shells.


Grace to Dutton on asbestos imports – "attack problem, not workers"
Federal Immigration and Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton must address the issue of asbestos imports rather than attack construction workers who expose the issue.


Dutton fails Queensland on deadly asbestos imports
A shocking report supressed for five months shows the Turnbull Government is failing to stem the flow of deadly asbestos into Australia, and ultimately onto Queensland construction sites including 1 William Street.


Dutton must come clean on asbestos border control
Queensland is calling on Border Protection Minister Peter Dutton to publicly release a review of Australia's asbestos border control management, following two serious asbestos incidents on opposite sides of the country this week.


Queensland demands tougher asbestos controls from Commonwealth
Queensland is calling on the Commonwealth to step up its efforts to prevent the importation of asbestos containing materials into the country.


IR Minister meets with electrical apprentices to highlight asbestos safety
Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace today joined a group of apprentice electricians in Rocklea on Brisbane's southside to highlight the importance of asbestos safety.


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