A Natural Product With a Tainted History

Asbestos. A word steeped with deep significance and weight in this country.

A naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral, asbestos can be broken down into two main categories: friable, and bonded asbestos. A mainstay material in Australia until the mid-1980s, Australia was one of the highest users per capita in the world, and used asbestos across an array of products – the building industry amounting for one-third of this usage.

With 90% of the world’s asbestos mined, asbestos is and remains a serious health risk.

Asbestos is a known (and well documented) cancer causing agent; Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, and Mesothelioma are all causes of exposure to asbestos fibres. The fibres’ size, ability to split vertically into finer fibres, and their resistance to digestion within the body are the reasons behind their insidiousness.

We work alongside clients to establish and maintain protocols in dealing with asbestos hazards in the workplace. Maintaining strict systems and safety protocols, we make sure that you and your people abide by the necessary precautions for a safe and risk-free workplace.

For further information on the risks associated with asbestos, do not hesitate to visit:

https://www.asbestossafety.gov.au/asbestos-information

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