Information on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos containing material in the workplace and thereby minimise the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
You can find information on asbestos in the home, the workplace, fact sheets and the National Strategic Plan.
The Commonwealth Government has created a register to record the details of people who think they may have been exposed to asbestos containing materials. The register is managed by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.
WorkSafe Tasmania has endorsed the Rapid Response Protocol developed by the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities Imported Materials with Asbestos Working Group.
The objectives of the protocol are to:
- provide a consistent approach to the risk assessment and treatment of asbestos containing materials identified within Australia
- ensure secure handling of information in line with relevant legislation
- reflect the expectations of the government and community
- provide a clear guide for the allocation of resources in response to allegations made in the form of referrals to any of the members of the Working Group allow for the sharing of information amongst members of the Working Group
You can find the protocol and more information about managing the importation of asbestos into Australia, including responsibilities of PCBUs and how this is regulated by government agencies, at the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency website.
- Asbestos Compensation Scheme operating in Tasmania