- About asbestos
- In your home
- In your workplace
- In your neighbourhood
Anyone who is exposed to dusts, gases, fumes, vapours, mists or microorganisms at work are at risk for developing an occupational lung disease.Find out more
Asbestos can be found throughout older homes often in areas where you may not expect to find it.
Make sure you know the location of asbestos before undertaking any repair or demolition work.
The type of removalist you engage depends on the type and quantity of asbestos to be removed.
As a builder or tradie, you have a general duty to control exposure to airborne asbestos fibres during any work you carry out.
Asbestos fibres may get caught in the tissue of the lungs if inhaled which may lead to lung disease.
Fire and flood may damage asbestos-containing materials resulting in the release of fibres into the air.
Many vehicles produced before 2003 are likely to have asbestos-containing components.
A number of agencies have responsibility with regards to asbestos depending on the location and circumstance.