Consultation open for new asbestos guides

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is consulting on the new Guidelines for communicating about asbestos risk which have been developed by the Agency in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders. Also for consultation is the Communicating Asbestos Facts and Figures guide which is to be read and used in conjunction with the guidelines.

These guidelines are for anyone who has responsibility for communicating about asbestos risk with the public. This includes:

  • federal, state, territory and local government bodies involved in the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of asbestos-related laws (e.g. work health and safety, environment protection, public health, emergency response)
  • government and non-government organisations who need to respond to asbestos exposure events
  • unions and worker representatives, and employer representatives
  • asbestos professionals, specialist advisers and training organisations
  • asbestos-related disease advocacy and support groups
  • medical and health professionals.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 8 April 2022.

Further information, including the guidelines are available on the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency website.