National Asbestos Awareness Week 2020

Friday 27 November, 1-2:30pm

The Andrews Labor Government has made a commitment to protect the rights of all Victorian workers. We all have the right to be safe at work.

Approximately 1 in 3 Australian homes contain asbestos. Although asbestos was fully banned in 2003, it’s estimated that asbestos- related diseases still claim 4000 Australian lives every year.

National asbestos awareness week is held annually to educate Australians about the prevalence of asbestos containing materials, the fact they may be found in unexpected places and the associated risks.

To support National asbestos awareness week 2020 (23 – 29 November), WorkSafe is hosting a free ‘Asbestos in Victoria’ webinar at 1 – 2.30 pm on Friday 27 November.

WorkSafe’s occupational hygiene specialists will be joined by leading medical asbestos-related disease experts Professor Tim Driscoll (University of Sydney), Dr Tom John (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre) and Executive Director Simone Stevenson (Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency). During the webinar attendees can also hear from mesothelioma sufferer, Brian Healy, about his experience with asbestos and his journey since being diagnosed in 2017.

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