The asbestos was not located until after the refurbishment had been completed, therefore, all employees and workers were exposed to the asbestos whilst works were being carried out. This was due to not conducting the appropriate tests and surveys on the building before getting subcontractors to work on it. It is critical that asbestos surveys…

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Asbestos is predominantly found in older buildings and it is becoming a frequent problem, worldwide. Living or working in an asbestos contaminated building has the potential to impact occupants health significantly. Due to this, it is critical that residents and visitors understand the risks that come with its contamination, and that they need to contact…

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An additional asbestos warning has been issued for those who have been impacted by the bushfires. It is very important that residents do not return to their damaged property or sift through any building rubble. They have been advised to be cautious at all times and seek professional asbestos guidance. For further information; https://www.miragenews.com/asbestos-foundation-calls-for-caution-with-asbestos-removal-and-handling-for-bushfire-impacted/.

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Another sad story… The statistics are very interesting – WA’s rate of mesothelioma continues to rise, and remains nearly twice the national average. It’s unfortunate that exposure to asbestos continues to occur and we will be hearing about events like this for a long while. Raising awareness is key to combating exposure– being aware of…

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