Working near asbestos-containing materials

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What it contains

Asbestos-containing material (ACM) is any material or object that contains one or more of the mineral silicates, chrysotile (often called white asbestos), crocidolite (often called blue asbestos) or amosite (often called brown asbestos).

This document outlines the four-step risk management process including:

  • Identifying hazards – identify asbestos under your control.
  • Assessing risks – determine the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.
  • Controlling risks – how to avoid the risk of exposure.
  • Reviewing and revising the controls - keep workers safe around ACM.