Merry Christmas to all of you out there and hope you have a happy and Safe Christmas and New Years. I’ve already had queries from people doing a quick bathroom reno on their xmas break about “is that asbestos” well the answer is if it was built pre 1984 it probably is! So try and […]
How many of you were exposed to asbestos at high school? Lets see in my high school which was new in 1979 it was completely clad in unpainted asbestos cement sheeting. Then there’s the asbestos desks in science, chemistry and tech studies. If you went to an older brick high school chances are there was […]
Once again evidence of not up to scratch asbestos pits removal have been found in the Morayfield Caboolture Area North of Brisbane. Remember these pits are not just used for telecommunication work but also electrical and traffic light signal pits so they are everywhere. For images of these pits see our books Electricians Guide To […]
Really…. of all the dumb things out there that use asbestos Heres another one just discovered being brought into Australia http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1004149 Although after finding it in healing crystals I shouldn’t be suprised. Asbestos inside wallets used for “magic” tricks. Fire is not the only thing you’ll get a faceful of…. And there is still time […]
My Father always taught me there wasn’t much around the house that couldn’t be fixed (one way or another) with the use of an angle grinder ( to cut out the problem) and a hammer ( to bash the replacement back in). If you have a relative ( Dad, Grandad, Son, Brother) who also believes […]
The Qld State Government continues to insist that low density asbestos board is not friable despite other states and government bodies recognising that it is. I have seen and posted images of this material showing what it is like and it is definitely friable. The problem arises in removal when asbestos removalists can cut the price […]
A Victorian asbestos awareness group says “deaths from mesothelioma will overtake deaths caused by ovarian cancer and skin cancers”. Vicki Hamilton from GARDS ( Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Society) says rates of asbestos-related disease in Gippsland will increase. Ms Hamilton made the comments at the Asbestos Awareness Week wreath laying ceremony on Friday.
To stop illegal dumping the NSW Government will waive the waste levy for asbestos disposal. The Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council in particular should take note considering BCC refuses to take asbestos waste
Professor Bruce Robinson AM has been named WA Australian of the year. He leads a team responsible for the first blood test for mesothelioma.
The Government Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has created a National Plan as guidelines on how they are going to tackle the massive asbestos problems across Australia. I was at one of the forums that has been travelling around the country discussing and listening to people involved in the Asbestos management & removal Industry along […]