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Worker penalised for recklessly removing asbestos

A foreign and unqualified craftsman unsafely performed demolition work, a judge ruled. The Brisbane Magistrates Court recently fined a tradesman who allegedly removed asbestos in a way that breaches...

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Asbestos alert for acetylene cylinders

A safety alert has been issued regarding the discovery of asbestos in Chinese manufactured acetylene cylinders that have been imported into Australia. Recent testing identified asbestos within the...

Asbestos dangers may be present in burned out housing

Post bushfire cleanup | Asbestos Dangers

In the wake of Australia’s bushfire disaster, another potential long term danger looms. Asbestos contamination of older fire-damaged properties is a real risk. The Asbestos Diseases Foundation...

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2019 Asbestos Safety Conference WA

The 2019 Asbestos Safety Conference will be held in Perth from 11 – 13 November, with the conference, tradeshow and summer garden social event taking place at the Perth Convention and...

AMWU at loggerheads with FMG over rail wagon asbestos

The AMWU has hit out at Fortescue Metals Group over the removal of white asbestos (contained in friction wear plates in train bogies) contained in 3384  rail wagons imported from China. According to...

AMSJ April 2022