Too many Tasmanian employers know too little about asbestos

Monday, 19 January, 2009

A survey that was conducted by Unions Tasmania at the end of 2008 has revealed that almost 40% of employers in the island state don’t know if their workplaces contain asbestos and only 51% have an asbestos register or management plan, as required under Tasmanian law.

The results of the survey amplify the peak union council’s call to the Tasmanian state government to create a central office for asbestos registers and to fund an ‘Asbestos Awareness Week’ education program each year.

 

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