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Date PostedAugust 7, 2016

Incidents Prove we Need Stricter Asbestos Imports Controls


Queensland recently called on the Commonwealth to implement more stringent import controls on the hazardous substance after asbestos was found on a major Brisbane construction site.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said far too much asbestos is making its way into the country and onto Queensland construction sites.

Minister Grace also commended the CFMEU for its testing which discovered deadly asbestos fibres on a massive construction site in Brisbane, one of the biggest in the state.

Grace went on to state that the import ban in 2003 clearly was not as effective as it should have been and workers on building sites still need to be protected.

She called on all stakeholders including the federal government and businesses to work harder to stop the importation of products containing asbestos.

See more at: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/07/queensland-appeals-stricter-controls-asbestos-importation/#.V6YsEPl97IV

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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