Everything about asbestos in one place.

20 years since the prohibition of asbestos

2023 marks 20 years since asbestos was prohibited in Australia, but, as we know, the effects of asbestos are often felt most in the years and even decades following being exposed to its fibers.

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Find and identify asbestos tool

This interactive tool will guide you through the process of finding and identifying asbestos in your home or workplace. The tool will guide you through locations where asbestos could be found, and provides practical guidance on how to manage or remove it.

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General requirements for all asbestos removal

Review your OHS procedures and ensure you're meeting your obligations. Print or download this checklist to make sure you're inspection ready.

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Asbestos lurks in more places than you might think

Asbestos is still found in more than 3000 building products.

Case study and awareness

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.

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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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