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Date PostedAugust 16, 2016

Asbestos Sheets Could Be Putting Australians At Risk

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A South Australian company has imported more than 8000 sheets of cement board into Australia from China, believed to be contaminated with deadly asbestos fibres.

There are now growing concerns that building material may have already been used on construction sites across the nation, exposing workers and the Australian public to contamination.

The cement sheets were imported between 2010 and 2011 and were believed to have been free from asbestos. However late last year it was discovered that the boards were tainted with asbestos.

Amid concerns for the health and safety of workers, authorities reminded everyone that ensuring asbestos is not used domestically or imported into Australia is a collective responsibility for importers, industry and government agencies.

Find out more http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/fears-asbestos-sheets-used-at-construction-sites-across-country/news-story/afcfc814848fbf858a8ec611fa270e29

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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