One of the most important aspects of risk management for Australian businesses in Australia is managing the risk of asbestos exposure. Hardly a week goes by without a story about asbestos in the news. Often, these stories reflect a failure to manage asbestos risk adequately.
21st August 2016
You've probably seen media stories about the discovery of loose fill asbestos insulation in a number of New South Wales homes, and the State Government's decision to offer to buy and demolish those homes.
24th February 2016
While it's illegal to manufacture or import products containing asbestos, the material has been found recently in products imported from China.
25th May 2015
Asbestos removalists who operate safely are at risk of being undercut by unaccredited individuals out to make a quick, dishonest profit.
6th May 2015
If you have asbestos to dispose of, be aware that the trial Household Asbestos Disposal Scheme is ending soon.
21st April 2015
While asbestos has long been banned in Australia, it continues to be used in products manufactured overseas, despite the availability of safe alternatives.
2nd March 2015
Asbestos awareness groups work hard to educate homeowners, but less has been done to educate real estate agents about asbestos.
10th February 2015
Thousands of Australians may have been exposed to an American insulation product at the centre of one of the world’s most costly asbestos scandals.
27th January 2015
With so many Australian homes containing asbestos, the risk of particles becoming airborne during natural disasters is one that many are unaware of.
9th January 2015
Learn about how to get reliable asbestos testing without unexpected costs.