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Can the asbestos industry get its act together?

26th May 2014

If a royal commission was held into the asbestos industry, what would it find?

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Australian hospitals "riddled with asbestos"

20th May 2014

Health unions and lawyers are warning that many hospitals across the country are riddled with asbestos, posing a danger to staff and the general public.

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Asbestos hygienist: What's that?

14th May 2014

What is an “asbestos hygienist”? Is it something different from an asbestos inspector, asbestos assessor, or asbestos consultant?

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Waste classification: what, why and how

13th September 2013

Find out about why waste classification is important, and the meaning of different waste classifications, including virgin excavated natural material (VENM).

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Asbestos awareness: Businesses have no excuse

6th September 2013

A recent court case in South Australia sends a strong message to employers: there's no excuse for failing to take action about asbestos-related risks to your employees.

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Asbestos awareness made tangible with "Betty"

29th August 2013

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute have come up with a novel way to raise awareness of asbestos. They've taking a mobile house on the road.

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Lead in ceilings: What are the dangers, and what should you do?

23rd August 2013

If you live in an older house, chances are that over the decades, dust containing lead has accumulated in your ceiling cavity.

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Businesses face more legal issues around asbestos

16th August 2013

The past few days have seen several stories about legal action involving asbestos. These stories emphasise how unpredictable asbestos exposure can be.

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Doing an asbestos inspection is not like mowing a lawn!

7th August 2013

Even well-known franchising operations are now offering household asbestos inspection services. But are they qualified? Do they offer value for money?

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asbestos roof shingles<p>We recently dealt with a householder who nearly paid&nbsp;<b>$20,000 too much</b> for asbestos removal.</p><p>Here's the story. A Sydney homeowner — we'll call him Jack (not his real name) — had found some old asbestos shingles in his roof while renovating. Although this type of shingle is <a href="/news/your-slate-roof-really-asbestos">easily mistaken for slate</a>, Jack was savvy enough to realise that he was dealing with asbestos and would have to get it removed.</p><p>So far, so

Don't look for an asbestos removalist on Google (it could cost you thousands)

2nd August 2013

We recently dealt with a householder who nearly paid $20,000 too much for asbestos removal. Find out how not to make the same mistake.

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