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Working on Swimming Pools This Summer? Watch out for Asbestos

By |September 6th, 2016|

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has published a new asbestos guide for tradies and contractors involved in maintenance, repair or renovation work of concrete pool shells.

The guide shows how to identify swimming pools and spas with Marblesheen (Marblelite) finishes that may contain asbestos, and how to prevent exposure during work. Marblesheen is a decorative coating […]

Asbestos: Not here not anywhere

By |September 6th, 2016|

Are You Due An Asbestos Re-inspection?

By |March 24th, 2016|

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011

As part of the changes to Work Health & Safety Legislation introduced by the revision of the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and associated Work Health & Safety Regulation 2011, (Current as at January 1, 2016) the requirements within legislation, and where asbestos containing materials remain or are suspected to […]

Mesothelioma Cases on the Rise

By |September 23rd, 2015|

A SHARP rise in the number of new cases of mesothelioma has authorities concerned about people choosing to remove asbestos themselves in order to cut costs.

New cases have risen from 17 each year in the early 1980s to 169 new cases in 2012. Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of the disease and […]

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

By |September 10th, 2015|

Throughout Queensland there are many traditional Queenslander style houses that lend themselves to relocation and in order that families can relocate and still keep the home they’ve loved over the years.
Whilst the process of uplifting such homes can be straight forward, and on the basis that Workplace Health & Safety Queensland recently granted an exemption […]

Asbestos Awareness & Management Conference 2015 – Earlybird Registration Now Open!

By |August 28th, 2015|

Earlybird registration is now open for the Asbestos Awareness & Management Conference 2015. Held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 22nd to 24th November.

Special guest speakers are soon to be announced but to date include Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive in the United Kingdom.

Click here to register

Breakthrough In Treating Mesothelioma

By |July 15th, 2015|

Australian researchers are cautiously optimistic after using nanocells to achieve what could be one of the most significant breakthroughs in asbestos-related cancer treatment in a decade.
Scientists from the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Centre have published a case report of a patient whose mesothelioma has almost entirely disappeared.

Bradley Selmon was one of ten patients in a phase-one […]

Dry July for Cancer Research!

By |June 28th, 2015|

This July, our very own Malcolm Draycott will say a polite ‘no thanks’ to all offers of a drink for 31 days, to raise money for Cancer Council Queensland.

Malcolm has decided to kiss the booze goodbye for this very worthy cause, not least because the diseases associated with asbestos exposure will fall within the research […]

Useful Links

By |April 1st, 2015|

These are some of the most useful websites regarding workplace health and safety, asbestos and the general management of hazardous materials:

Asbestos Awareness for Renovations: asbestosawareness.com.au 

Worksafe Australia – safeworkaustralia.gov.au

Worksafe Queensland – worksafe.qld.gov.au

Workcover New South Wales – workcover.nsw.gov.au

Worksafe ACT – worksafe.act.gov.au

Worksafe Victoria – Worksafe.vic.gov.au

Safework South Australia – safework.sa.gov.au

Worksafe Western Australia – commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe

Worksafe Tasmania – worksafe.tas.gov.au

Worksafe Northern Territories – worksafe.nt.gov.au

Nata […]

Priestly Building, University of Queensland St Lucia

By |April 1st, 2015|

For this project and prior to commencement, we were requested to collate and issue a details asbestos removal specification, whilst prior to the project commencing, and in light of the extent of friable materials to be removed, we were also requested to provide a project specific briefing to all the staff and other stakeholders within […]