National asbestos awareness week: focus on the dangers related to asbestos

This week (19-25 November) is Asbestos Awareness Week, providing a focus on the dangers related to asbestos.

Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace said Asbestos Awareness Week was a chance to raise the risks of working with asbestos.

Ms. Grace visited year 10 students at Kelvin Grove State College’s Trade Training Centre on Friday, highlighting the importance of asbestos safety.

“These budding apprentices will be the next generation of tradies working on renovations, so it’s vital they are aware of the risks involved and what to do if they’re on a job and suspect a material contains asbestos,” Ms. Grace said.

“There is no cure for mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other horrible conditions that can be contracted from exposure to asbestos.

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