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Model WHS changes create asbestos notices, $500k fines

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk
In a significant development, given the recent safety scandals involving the importation and use of asbestos-containing materials, the model WHS Act has been amended to make it mandatory for regulators to issue notices when they believe "prohibited asbestos" is present at a workplace, with maximum fines of $500,000 for those that fail to comply with a notice.


Employers issued asbestos warning, ASEA changes flagged

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Legislation, regulation and caselaw, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Thousands of asbestos-containing materials are still in place in workplaces and homes and employers that disregard the deadly hazard are being targeted, according to warnings issued for national Asbestos Awareness Week this week. Meanwhile, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency's functions are likely to be expanded under the recommendations of a statutory review tabled in Parliament today.






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