Managing The Risks Associated With Asbestos

The presence of asbestos in buildings can lead to subsequent exposure of residents or workers in the facility, putting them in danger of asbestos-related hazards. Asbestos was a popular construction material in older buildings when the material was used for panelling, insulation or fire protection in walling, piping and roofing; it is now banned from…

Signs That Asbestos Could Be in Your Home

Before asbestos was regulated, it was the most widely used material in construction across the globe. When the negative health effects of asbestos were made known to the public, many homeowners feared the potential presence of asbestos in their homes. History of Asbestos in Australian Homes In the 1980s, Australia’s construction and building industry was…

Your Guide to Developing an Asbestos Management Plan

An asbestos management plan raises several questions. Who should have one? What should be included? What if we share the building with other businesses? Here we answer these questions as well as give tips on how to structure an asbestos management plan. Who needs an asbestos management plan? Not all businesses require an asbestos management…

Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Asbestos at Home

In the 1950s, Australia was the highest consumer of asbestos, with every major city having an asbestos cement factory. A decade later, 25 percent of Australian houses were constructed with asbestos cement. Over 60 percent of production and 90 percent of consumption was through the asbestos manufacturing industry and residential building projects. In 1984, most…