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Asbestos Awareness Week 21–27 November

This Asbestos Awareness Week (21-27 November), we’ll be sharing updates on the safe management of asbestos in Queensland including tips on how to work and live safely with asbestos.

If a property was built or renovated before 1990, it is likely to contain products with asbestos in them. More than 3,000 of these products were used in older buildings, so always play it safe before doing any renovating or cleaning the exterior.

Asbestos products in good condition are not a risk to health. But if it has been disturbed, broken, sanded, blasted with high pressure water or cut, it can become harmful. This is when asbestos fibres are released into the air and can be breathed in, putting your and others’ health at risk. Remember, asbestos fibres are too small to see with the naked eye, but they are still dangerous.

Check out our resources on how to work safely with asbestos for licensed asbestos removalists, professional tradespeople and DIY home renovators.

Join us for a free livestreamed safety session to learn how to work and live safely around asbestos. Find out about the safe management of asbestos in Queensland, the dangers of using high-pressure water blasters on asbestos products, and Julie and Don Sager’s heartbreak of losing their son, Adam to mesothelioma. This safety session will be a livestreamed online event only on Tuesday 22 November.

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More information

For more information, please visit the asbestos website.