Following in the footsteps of the Tasmanian Government, the New South Wales Government has announced a new plan to reduce asbestos-related disease.
Airsafe applauds government efforts to rid Australia of asbestos-related disease, but we'd also urge governments to address the asbestos skills shortage.
Airsafe welcomes the establishment of a national Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency to work towards the elimination of asbestos-related disease.
The most common asbestos roofing in Australia is corrugated sheeting. But asbestos can also be found in roof shingles, where it's often mistaken for slate.
Many Australian homes contain asbestos in a place you might not expect: right under your feet. Find out about the risks of asbestos in lino and carpet.
If you're concerned about lead in your home, you may be tempted to try a home lead testing kit. But studies show results from these kits are unreliable.
The relationship between asbestos and insurance is complicated. Find out how to protect yourself from possible liability as an employer.
Airsafe recommends taking strong precautions with asbestos roofs, due to their brittleness, high asbestos content, and exposure to weather.
What is friable asbestos? We explain the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos, and how non-friable asbestos can become friable.
From January 1 2013, all licensed asbestos removal works in NSW must have a clearance inspection, with a clearance certificate issued.