The seventh annual Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards (PFIA) were held Friday 10 March 2023 at Crown Palladium.
It was used in more than 3000 products prior to 1990 and still lurks in things like hot water service flues, cowls and gaskets.
Even if you’ve been in the game a long time, you might be surprised to know what materials contain asbestos.
You may also be surprised to know Australia was one of the highest users of asbestos worldwide.
It’s estimated 4000 Australians die from asbestos-related diseases every year and tradies are among the most at risk for asbestos exposure.
What’s more, there’s no known safe level of exposure.
Knowing what to look for might not be as easy as you think.
Check out WorkSafe’s interactive tool to help you identify where asbestos might lurk. You’ll also discover how to safely dispose of asbestos.
Find out where asbestos might be lurking. Before asbestos finds you.