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Date PostedJuly 2, 2016

Latest Safe Work Australia Report Looks at Carcinogens in The Workplace

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Source: www.safeenvironments.com.au

The latest Australian Work Exposure Study (AWES) has been released by Safe Work Australia, evaluating the likelihood of worker’ exposure to 38 carcinogens in the workplace.

The most common carcinogens, or cancer causing substances in the construction workplace are asbestos and silica dust however the list is not limited to these two, wood dust, second-hand tobacco smoke and diesel engine exhaust.

The reports used data from the Australian Work Exposure Study, which surveyed 5,528 respondents about workplace activities and controls.

Researchers found that the use of controls could be improved by taking further preventative measure specific to each industry including the construction sector.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/06/new-report-evaluates-workers-potential-exposure-carcinogens-workplace/#.V3a9c_l97IW

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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