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Asbestos Management – Your Responsibilities as a Business Owner to your Staff and Customers

Asbestos – Your Responsibilities as a Business Owner to your Staff and Customers

Asbestos is essentially a group of minerals that has thin microscopic fibres. Since these fibres are heat, fire & chemical-resistant & do not conduct any electricity, it has been mined & used widely in a range of industries including construction. It is now known that asbestos causes mesothelioma cancer, and is banned in excess of

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Asbestos Roofing Materials

What is Asbestos Cement and is it Dangerous?

What is Asbestos Cement? Asbestos cement is a type of construction material used extensively in the past. This building material became popular in construction due to its strength, durability, and the fact that it could hold up under practically any type of weather conditions. Additionally, asbestos cement can withstand fire as well as water. Due

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10 tips of identifying asbestos

8 Tips for Identifying Asbestos on your Property

Many homes and commercial buildings throughout Australia contain potentially dangerous asbestos. While the use of asbestos was phased out in Australia many years ago, properties that were built prior to the last date in which asbestos was used may still contain this dangerous building material. The tips below can assist you in identifying the presence

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Do I need to remove Asbestos

Do I Need to Remove Asbestos? Is There Anything Else Can I Do?

Once used extensively as a building material throughout Australia, asbestos has now come to be recognized as a highly dangerous material. Originally introduced into the construction industry due to its fire resistance and durability, asbestos contains microscopic fibres that can be easily inhaled. Today, those fibres are known to be carcinogenic. When they become attached

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Where does asbestos go?

Where does Asbestos go when it has been Removed?

The health issues regarding asbestos exposure have now been well established. When inhaled, asbestos fibres can be quite hazardous and result in life-threatening conditions. Structures suspected of containing asbestos should be professionally audited prior to any renovation or demolition to ensure any exposure risks are mitigated. If you believe that your property may contain asbestos,

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Asbestos Mining in Australia

The History of Asbestos in Australia

The term asbestos is actually a generic term that is used to refer to a type of silicate minerals that are naturally occurred. Asbestos is mined and then milled from native rock. Among those most common types of asbestos minerals are amosite, chrysotile, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and anctinolite. Very thin and fibrous, asbestos is also

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Asbestos danger sign

Asbestos | Does the danger still exist?

It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australian homes still contain Asbestos. Unfortunately, the material that was so commonly used throughout the 1980’s is still causing problems to families all across Australia. Now that the billions of dollars of compensation that James Hardies fund has paid out is not headline news there is a consensus

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Identifying Asbestos

Tips for Identifying Asbestos in your home

We hear more and more about asbestos in today’s media and how it can be harmful (or even fatal) to the people that come in contact with it. That being said, if you are living in an older style home, you may be worried that your building contains some form of this harmful material. While

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It Might be Asbestos

Help I think it might be Asbestos!

So you have found some materials that you think could contain asbestos. What should you do now? Follow these steps to ensure that you will not put yourself or others at risk of harm. Stop working! Don’t damage the material Check for asbestos on you Keep others out of the area Put up a sign

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