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Asbestos and dust conditions

Work health and safety legislation includes responsibilities related to asbestos, a substance that is dangerous when it becomes airborne and is inhaled.

Any removal of asbestos must be carried out by a licensed asbestos removalist.

There are situations involving asbestos when you must notify Comcare under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.

What silica dust is, what its effects are and what can be done to eliminate or minimise it in the workplace.

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Date printed 04 Jul 2020

https://www.comcare.gov.au/safe-healthy-work/dust-conditions