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Date PostedDecember 8, 2015

Asbestos Fears for Refugee Construction Workers


Source: safetytraining.safetyslogans.org

Concerns have been raised about the safety of refugees living in Nauru and working in a government funded housing renovation program. The concerns surround the possibility that these refugee construction workers may have been exposed to asbestos fibres during the renovations.

In an article on Abc.net.au one refugee was cited explaining that he wasn’t given the proper protection from the hazardous asbestos fibres. The man’s claims were reinforced by photographs showing workers near damaged asbestos sheeting without any protection.

The government claims its renovation scheme is safe and no refugees were involved.

Remember, employers have a duty of care to ensure workers aren’t being exposed to asbestos materials on the job.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-30/asbestos-fears-for-nauru-refugees-doing-unsafe/6985624

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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