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asbestos deadlines

Asbestos cleanup deadlines and the skills shortage

28th March 2013

Airsafe applauds government efforts to rid Australia of asbestos-related disease, but we'd also urge governments to address the asbestos skills shortage.

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Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency: A step forward for Australia

22nd March 2013

Airsafe welcomes the establishment of a national Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency to work towards the elimination of asbestos-related disease.

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Is your "slate" roof really asbestos?

18th March 2013

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.

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Asbestos in lino and carpet: Test before you rip!

8th March 2013

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.

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Home lead testing kits: Do they work?

1st March 2013

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.

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Asbestos and insurance: How to protect yourself

22nd February 2013

The relationship between asbestos and insurance is complicated. Find out how to protect yourself from possible liability as an employer.

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Asbestos roofs: Know the risks

19th February 2013

Airsafe recommends taking strong precautions with asbestos roofs, due to their brittleness, high asbestos content, and exposure to weather.

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friable asbestos

What is friable asbestos?

6th February 2013

What is friable asbestos? We explain the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos, and how non-friable asbestos can become friable.

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asbestos clearance inspection

Asbestos inspections and clearance certificates are now compulsory

1st February 2013

From January 1 2013, all licensed asbestos removal works in NSW must have a clearance inspection, with a clearance certificate issued.

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Asbestos registers and asbestos management plans: What are they, what's the difference, and do I need them?

25th January 2013

We answer your questions about asbestos registers and management plans, as required under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

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