WHSQ issues asbestos clean-up warning following storm damage

Workplace Health & Safety Queensland (WHSQ) recently issued a reminder about the risks of working safely with asbestos following significant storm damage to old buildings containing asbestos.

The regulator said Queensland laws prohibit the use of some power tools and work methods on asbestos-containing materials, as they can generate airborne fibres which are hazardous to health.

Fines and clean-up fees also apply for breaching these laws, and WHSQ said a PCBU must not use, direct, or allow a worker to use high-pressure spray-on asbestos-containing materials.

Read more on this story at: https://www.aihs.org.au/news-and-publications/news/whsq-issues-asbestos-clean-warning-following-storm-damage

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