TEN THOUSAND REASONS FOR RESPECT

The Asbestos & HAZMAT Removal Contractors Association (AHRCA) has presented Advocacy Australia with a cheque for $10,000 at the Master Builders Association of NSW to support the invaluable work of the Asbestos Education Committee in raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos through their “Respect Asbestos” campaigns, asbestosawareness.com.au, and the annual National Asbestos Awareness Month Campaign each November.

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New resources help employers better inform workers of asbestos risks

MEDIA RELEASE: 23 November 2022                                         New resources help employers better inform workers of asbestos risks November is National Asbestos Awareness Month – Friday 25 November is Asbestos Awareness Day 2022 Today, the Asbestos Education Committee announced the release of newly developed resources to help a wide range of employers inform workers of asbestos risks to prevent asbestos-related diseases that kill more than 4,000 Australians every year. Of these, many have been exposed to asbestos fibres in the workplace. Before a complete ban on asbestos came into force in Australia in December 2003, Australia was among the highest consumers of…

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ASBESTOS: A DEADLY LEGACY LAYS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

MEDIA RELEASE: Monday, 21 November 2022                                        ASBESTOS: A DEADLY LEGACY LAYS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT November is National Asbestos Awareness Month – Friday 25 November is Asbestos Awareness Day 2022 In the lead up to Asbestos Awareness Day (Friday 25 November) the women driving the National Asbestos Awareness campaign have a warning for homeowners, renovators and tradies about the dangers of asbestos in the fight against Australia’s ‘Third Wave’ of asbestos-related diseases that’s killing more than 4,000 Australians every year – 265% more than the annual national road toll. Over the past 90 years, illness and death caused by inhaling…

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National Asbestos Awareness Month urges homeowners, renovators and tradies to respect asbestos because it’s not worth the risk!

MEDIA RELEASE: EMBARGO 1ST NOVEMBER 2022                                             November is National Asbestos Awareness Month – Friday 25 November is Asbestos Awareness Day 2022 During National Asbestos Awareness Month (1–30 November) the Asbestos Education Committee aims to increase essential awareness of the ever present danger of asbestos when renovating or maintaining homes particularly amid the continued record-breaking building and renovation boom and the tradie shortage and inflation bites hard. Amid the growing popularity of renovating, with homeowners gripped by interest rate hikes together with the unprecedented lack of tradespersons and the rising costs of labour; concerns are growing that homeowners are taking…

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“Betty – The Asbestos Education House” Driving home the dangers of asbestos to the next generation of workers during National Safe Work Month

“Betty – The Asbestos Education House” Driving home the dangers of asbestos to the next generation of workers during National Safe Work Month – October 2022 As part of National Safe Work Month (October 2022), ‘Betty – The Asbestos Education House’ will undertake a dedicated tour visiting up to ten TAFE NSW campuses to help educate young apprentices about the dangers of asbestos and how to manage it safely when working on domestic properties in their day-to-day work. Designed to complement TAFE NSW existing asbestos awareness training for apprentice tradies; Betty will form the centrepiece of a dedicated training program…

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Flood Victims Warned of Asbestos Risks Caused by Torrential Rains, Winds & Floods

MEDIA RELEASE: 10 March 2022 Flood Victims Warned of Asbestos Risks Caused by Torrential Rains, Winds & Floods Visit asbestosawareness.com.au – it’s not worth the risk! Whilst relentless rains, storms and floods hammer vast regions of NSW and Queensland, homeowners, businesses, commercial and rural property owners are being warned to prepare for the hidden danger of asbestos that lurks in one in three Australian homes and in rural and commercial property structures. Countless numbers of homes, businesses and rural properties have been destroyed or damaged leaving thousands homeless, waiting for floodwaters to subside before commencing the heartbreaking task of cleaning…

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Commercial & Non-Residential Property Managers & Tradies Urged to Respect Asbestos Risks!

MEDIA RELEASE: Monday, 8 November 2021 COMMERCIAL & NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS & TRADIES URGED TO RESPECT ASBESTOS RISKS! During National Asbestos Awareness Month (1-30 November) managers of commercial and non-residential properties and tradespersons are being urged to respect the risks of asbestos and download free resources from asbestosawareness.com.au which were developed in association with, health and safety regulators to ensure safe, effective management of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in accordance with regulations. With the manufacture and installation of more than 3000 ACM products commonly used in commercial and non-residential properties built or refurbished before 2004; those responsible for managing these properties…

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Couple wearing renovating clothes and Asbestos Awareness hats stand in front of hold home with stern expressions.

Australians Told ‘Stop Playing Renovation Roulette!’ Amid Renovation Boom

Amid Australia’s multi-billion dollar home renovation boom, the National Asbestos Awareness Month campaign (1–30 November) aims to reduce asbestos-related diseases by urging renovators and tradies to ‘Stop playing renovation roulette because it’s not worth the risk’ and start to respect the dangers of asbestos just as they respect the dangers of electricity when renovating or maintaining homes.

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