Asbestos Awareness Week 2020

Runs from 23 to 29 November 2020
Date: Friday, 20 November 2020

National Asbestos Awareness Week runs from 23 to 29 November 2020 and aims to raise community awareness in addition to reminding businesses to review asbestos safety plans and procedures.

Work health and safety laws prohibit work involving asbestos apart from in specific circumstances requiring strict safety rules to be followed.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen and inhaling asbestos fibres can cause life-threatening diseases including asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Asbestos becomes dangerous once the fibres are disturbed, become airborne and then inhaled. This can happen if you are sanding, drilling, cutting, sawing or high pressure cleaning asbestos or materials containing asbestos.

Don't risk the possible health effects of asbestos exposure. The World Health Organization says there is no known safe level of exposure to asbestos fibres.

You wouldn’t do electrical wiring without training, the same is true for handling or removing any asbestos. It’s always safer, and usually less expensive, to call an asbestos professional.

Watch this video about asbestos exposure in the workplace.

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