Southern Downs Regional Council promoting Asbestos Awareness Week 19-25 November
Southern Downs Regional Council is teaming with Queensland Workplace
Health and Safety to raise awareness about working with asbestos for Asbestos
Awareness Week 19-25 November 2018.
SDRC hopes the campaign will remind all Southern Downs
residents and businesses to take proper precautions before renovating, maintaining
or repairing any building built or renovated before 1990.
Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said all homeowners,
renters, renovators, workers and families need to know how important working
safely with asbestos is to their health and the community.
“Through the Asbestos Awareness Week campaign we hope that
more people think about how to safely deal with potential asbestos before they
begin working on their homes and buildings,” Cr Dobie said.
“As the Southern Downs has seen over the last year, how to properly
manage and dispose of asbestos is still a concern for our community.
“Queensland Workplace Health and Safety have free and
informative resources for everyone to use to help identify common areas where
asbestos may be hiding and proper methods for removing and disposing safely.”
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has free resources
available to help inform everyone about proper handling of asbestos, and run
forums for apprentice and supervising tradespeople around Queensland to build
skills and knowledge regarding managing asbestos.
For more information on working with asbestos, please visit
the Queensland Government’s asbestos website on www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos.
To find out more about upcoming Workplace Health and Safety
Queensland asbestos forums for tradespeople, please visit http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/publications/news/asbestos-awareness-week-2018.htm.
Residents of the Southern Downs can learn more about
managing asbestos, including SDRC waste facilities that accept asbestos waste,
by calling 1300 MYSDRC (1300 697 372) or visiting www.sdrc.qld.gov.au.
keep up to date with the latest news and events, including information on
Asbestos Awareness Week, please follow SDRC on Facebook and Twitter.