Asbestos

Everything about asbestos in one place.

Asbestos can be exposed during demolition.

Asbestos case study

In May 2018 WorkSafe received a report of suspected asbestos being removed from a residential property. WorkSafe Inspectors attended the property and observed two workers undertaking demolition work using hand tools. The workers were not wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE). An independent hygienist confirmed the building contained asbestos.

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Occupational disease

These are the most common health hazards for people in Victorian workplaces, excluding musculoskeletal disorders and stress.

Safety solutions

WorkSafe expects employers to have safety solutions in place to protect workers from the most common sources of injury.

Injury Hotspot skeleton diagram, text information below.

Hazards and solutions

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Asbestos in Victoria

The Asbestos in Victoria website contains guidance from WorkSafe, EPA and DHHS to help homeowners, tenants, employers and employees understand the risks of asbestos, and an interactive tool to guide you through the process of finding and identifying asbestos in your home or workplace.

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