Asbestos Disaster Melbourne
I recently came across a very concerning article regarding asbestos in Victoria. It appears the lack of knowledge in our communities/workplaces is very low. It also highlights how widely spread asbestos problems are in Victoria and Australia. I have attached an ABC news article outlining a residential rental property disaster story. In the video, an occupational hygienist was commissioned to safely identify and implement control measures for a contaminated house, following the cutting of asbestos cement sheeting in the bathroom.
The occupants of the house were potentially exposed to the harmful asbestos fibres for roughly two weeks after the works had been completed. The video demonstrates how important seeking professional advice from a Licensed Asbestos Assessor or Occupational Hygienist is prior to any demolition, renovation or refurbishment works.