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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 […]

Keep Safe During Renovations

By |December 21st, 2015|

If you are thinking about renovating, you must be aware of asbestos. It is important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home.

Importantly, if you suspect you have asbestos in your home, Dont cut it! Don’t drill it! Don’t drop it! Don’t sand it! […]

What An Ekka Of A Project!

By |December 8th, 2015|

The RNA as an organisation, runs various shows and exhibitions throughout the year and none more significant than the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Queensland’s largest event, on behalf of the community for 10 days each year in August. Staged at its original birthplace, the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Ekka showcases its unique tradition and heritage by […]

Safety Concerns for Refugees and Workers as Nauru Asbestos Removal Program Kicks Off

By |December 1st, 2015|

Refugees and local workers on Nauru are being hired to remove asbestos from houses on the island without proper protection from the hazardous material.
The ABC has also learned the material is not being disposed of safely and could pose a future health threat.

The work is linked to a $5.5 million housing renovation scheme announced in […]

Renovation, Refurbishment, Regeneration

By |November 5th, 2015|

The majority of Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) appear to be aware of the existing legislative requirements to have in place an asbestos register for work place situations, and whilst this requirement can be fulfilled by having a survey completed and in turn production of a report suitable for the ongoing management of […]

Mesothelioma Cases on the Rise

By |September 22nd, 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 […]

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 […]