Asbestos

Work health and safety related to asbestos is regulated by states and territories. For information about laws applying to you and your workplace, contact your work health and safety regulator.

The model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations set out a framework for the management of asbestos materials in workplaces including:

  • the training of all workers at risk of encountering asbestos during their work
  • naturally occurring asbestos
  • removal of asbestos, and
  • the licensing and competency requirements for asbestos removalists and assessors.

Information on identifying asbestos, creating an asbestos register, and managing the risks of asbestos in the workplace can be found in the model Code of Practice: How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace.

For information about licensing and competency requirements for asbestos removalists and assessors visit the asbestos removal and clearance page.

 

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