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Asbestos Awareness Week 20 November – 24 November 2017

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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.

It is important to identify asbestos materials in our home before undertaking any renovations or major maintenance or repairs. Once you've identified any potential asbestos, it's important to know how to manage it, and what to do before you disturb it.

A personal story can have a big impact. You can arrange for our Safety advocates Don and Julie Sager to come to speak to your workers. Don and Julie discuss the loss of their son to an asbestos related disease. Adam was a toddler at the time of his exposure, and was unknowingly exposed to asbestos dust while his parents renovated their home.

Or you can share Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister's film about losing his Dad to mesothelioma, which he contracted through his work as a boiler maker.

Or simply include information about handling asbestos safely during renovations and storm clean-ups in your staff newsletters and social media, put up posters and give out our brochure.

Asbestos Awareness Week activities throughout Australia to help raise awareness about asbestos include:

EventDateLocation
Cannon Hill Bunnings Sunday 19 November 2017
10am - 12noon
1881 Creek Road, Cannon Hill
Carseldine Bunnings Wednesday 22 November 2017
6.30am – 8.30am
32 Blunder Road, corner of Granard and Balham Road, Carseldine
Stafford Bunnings Thursday 23 November 2017
6.30am – 8.30am
450 Stafford Road, Stafford
Construction, Electrical and Asbestos Forum Thursday 23 November 2017
4pm – 6.45pm
White Bull Tavern - Function Room 43 Station Street, Roma
Asbestos ecumenical service – run by the Asbestos Disease Support Society Friday 24 November 2017 St Stephen's Cathedral, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Summit Monday 27 - Tuesday 28 November 2017 Old Parliament Ouse, Canberra
18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600

Email safe@oir.qld.gov.au for more information.

Abestos Awareness Ambassador
Asbestos Awareness Ambassador, Trevor Gillmeister
Safety Advocates - Don and Julie Sager
Safety Advocates, Don and Julie Sager

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