National Asbestos Awareness Week starts today in Australia – Mon 21st – 27th November
It’s vital that you understand the invisible dangers of asbestos.
Breathing in asbestos fibers can lead to diseases such as asbestosis,
lung cancer and mesothelioma. These diseases can take decades to
develop and have no known cure. They can cause debilitating illness
and premature death.
As a young apprentice fitter and machinist, Brian Healy was exposed
unsafely to asbestos in the workplace, leading to his diagnosis of
mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.
“Being young, you did what the boss told you to do…. and you just did
your job. But the only one who’s going to suffer later on down the track
will be you if you don’t look after yourself.”
Watch Brian’s story below
Learn how to safely manage the risk of asbestos-exposure in your workplace.
For the wider Victorian community undertaking renovations or DIY, you can
find helpful information and resources at: https://www.asbestos.vic.gov.au
and you can always look through our site for info here at the Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc.
Don’t for our Asbestos Awareness Day event at Gippsland Heritage Park Lloyd Street Moe Victoria – love to see there starts at 11am all are welcome – free community BBQ at the conclusion of the event