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.
You can find information on asbestos in the home, the workplace, fact sheets and the National Strategic Plan.
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.
WorkSafe Tasmania has endorsed the Rapid Response Protocol developed by the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities Imported Materials with Asbestos Working Group.
- enables government agencies to work cooperatively and efficiently across jurisdiction and portfolio lines when products have been identified as containing asbestos and there is concern such products may cross/have crossed state lines
- ensures pertinent information is shared by all government agencies with an interest in a particular
- enables a nationally uniform compliance and enforcement approach to be undertaken in response to future incidents
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.
- Asbestos Compensation Scheme operating in Tasmania