Asbestos

Information on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing material in the workplace and thereby minimise the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Resources

How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace Code of Practice  (pdf, 1.3 MB)

How to Safely Remove Asbestos in the Workplace Code of Practice (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Health and Safety Alert - Asbestos in mineral kits (pdf, 355.6 KB)

Asbestos information

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

You can find information on asbestos in the home, the workplace, fact sheets and the National Strategic Plan.

National Asbestos Exposure Register

The Commonwealth Government has created a register to record the details of people who think they may have been exposed to asbestos containing materials. The register is managed by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.

National protocol for importing asbestos material

WorkSafe Tasmania has endorsed the Rapid Response Protocol developed by the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities Imported Materials with Asbestos Working Group.

The objectives of the protocol are to:

  • provide a consistent approach to the risk assessment and treatment of asbestos containing materials identified within Australia
  • ensure secure handling of information in line with relevant legislation
  • reflect the expectations of the government and community
  • provide a clear guide for the allocation of resources in response to allegations made in the form of referrals to any of the members of the Working Group allow for the sharing of information amongst members of the Working Group

You can find the protocol and more information about managing the importation of asbestos into Australia, including responsibilities of PCBUs and how this is regulated by government agencies, at the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency website.

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