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Date PostedOctober 11, 2015

Why Mesothelioma is a Risk Among Construction Workers


Source: safetytraining.safetyslogans.org

Construction products in the past contained asbestos, which exposed the construction workers working with them to the deadly asbestos fibres which  over time can cause mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

Those buildings constructed before 1980 are likely to still have asbestos in the walls, insulation and roofing mateials which can be released when construction and renovation work is being undertaken.

When left undisturbed, asbestos products do not present a huge threat, but when disturbed, the fibres are released into the air and can be  inhaled by workers or anyone else who happens to be around. Demolition work is particularly high risk.

Unfortunately mesothelioma rates in Australia are high and thousands of workers have lost their lives due to the disease.

Read more about the disease and what can be done at http://www.examiner.com/article/mesothelioma-and-the-construction-worker

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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