Asbestos

These Fact Sheets will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do regarding asbestos in the workplace.

The ‘What You Need To Know’ Fact Sheet sets out the history of asbestos use, what it is, its health effects and the NSW law surrounding asbestos.

It also covers the exposure standard and the work of the NSW Dust Diseases Board and contains some useful references and Frequently Asked Questions regarding asbestos.

The ‘What You Need To Do’ Fact Sheet contains information on monitoring asbestos, exposure to asbestos, handling asbestos, personal protective equipment, an action plan for OHS Representatives and an asbestos removal checklist.

These Fact Sheets are recommended as a guide only and are not a substitute for professional or legal advice. If you need clarification or further advice please consult your Union for further information.

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