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Queenslanders reminded about the dangers of asbestos

Nov 22nd 2022

Queenslanders reminded about the dangers of asbestos

As part of Asbestos Awareness Week, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will live-stream a free asbestos safety session today to share information on working safely with asbestos.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said WHSQ will use the online safety session to enlighten the public on the dangers of cleaning asbestos fences and roofs with high-pressure water blasters.

“If you’re working on a property that was built or renovated before 1990, it is likely to contain products with asbestos in them,” Ms Grace said.

“More than 3000 asbestos containing materials were used in the construction of residential homes at that time.”

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland also plans to launch a series of movies this week to educate people on how to identify asbestos at home.

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