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Asbestos basics for duty holders
If you manage, or are in control of, a workplace, you have a responsibility to protect those who work with asbestos.
Clear and present danger: Asbestos exposed
The film shows common places where asbestos can be found in a typical Queensland home built before 1990, when asbestos was commonly used as a construction material. There are a host of safety tips to consider during renovation to prevent exposing yourself or others to asbestos fibres.
Asbestos Hazards in Renovations, Restorations, and Demolition
Homes built prior to 1990 can contain an invisible hazard: asbestos. This video walks you through an older home, identifying the most common places asbestos is found and highlighting the importance of proper testing and removal.
Losing breath - The Adam Sager story
Losing breath tells the tragic story of Adam Sager who died from mesothelioma (an asbestos related disease) at the age of 25.
Personal protective equipment for airborne contaminants
Find out how to correctly and safely put on, wear, and remove personal protective equipment when managing airborne contaminants in the workplace.
A story about the town of Wittenoom.
Working safely with asbestos
When renovating or repairing homes, you need to minimise the chance of exposing anyone to asbestos fibres that may result from your work. This film shows some safe work methods you can use to ensure you, your family and neighbours remain safe when working with building materials that could contain asbestos.
DVD's in the Library
Asbestos: The Wittenoom Tragedy
This film of Dr McNulty's reflections about the Wittenoom asbestos tragedy has been produced by WorkSafe to record the oral history of workplace health and safety in WA, as part of a Public Sector Commission oral history series
Asbestos Audit: Ensuring Safety in Building & Construction
The Asbestos Audit - ensuring safety in building and construction breaks new ground in educating the building and construction industry about the identification and management of asbestos containing material. The target group for this interactive DVD includes those working in the commercial construction and property management sectors of the industry. The Asbestos Audit DVD provides a real life look at the range on asbestos containing material (ACM) locations. The detailed scenarios help to demonstrate the sampling, analysis and auditing process.
Hazardous Substances Risk Management
Hazardous substances are any chemicals or other materials that may put people at risk. They include pesticides, acids, solvents, cleaners, paints, asbestos, wood dust and welding fumes. Hazardous substances are a major workplace hazard and must be safely managed to reduce the risk of injury and disease. It is vital to secure the health and safety of workers by undertaking adequate risk management. This film will show you how to identify hazardous substances, assess the risk of injury or harm, and control the risk
Asbestos has caused the deaths of thousands of people around the world and is expected to kill thousands more in the years to come. Raising awareness of asbestos, its uses, and general methods of minimising exposure are vital steps in managing the risks of asbestos in the workplace. Produced in collaboration with a team of asbestos specialists, this training resource is suitable for personnel at all levels and highlights the fundamental concepts that underpin all successful asbestos management plans