When we think of the people who could suffer from exposure to asbestos, we might imagine tradespeople and home renovators. But in Canberra, one man has developed mesothelioma simply because of where he lived – in a house that had been treated with a dangerous form of loose-fill asbestos known as Mr Fluffy.
Unlike the victims of James Hardie products, there’s been no way for Mr Fluffy victims to claim compensation. But that might be about to change.
Watch this report from the 7.30 Report on the ABC.
To All our Members and Supporters – Have a wonderful New Year and most importantly a safe one – Our Office will be closed until the Thursday 14th January 2021 If you require support or assistance of any kind over this time please call Vicki on 0407274173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – Hope to see you all sometime in 2021
#asbestosawareness #donation – ACV/GARDS would like to thank very much the crews (gals and guys) from Delta Demolition and the CFMEU – Hazelwood Power station – Hazelwood Mine and EBAC for the wonderful monetary donation they made to us a few days ago. We really appreciate the support in helping us with our asbestos sufferers and their families and also the awareness we do in the community – we wish everyone a great Xmas and Happy New Year on all the working sites in the Latrobe Valley. Pictured here are reps from both companies who came to give us this wonderful donation There were two other reps in our office as well as the two in the photo
asbestos exposure still has on Victorian lives and the strategies in place to reduce exposure. – ACV/GARDS – Brian Healy will be speaking in this webinar – please support this important message that we are all trying to send the community – Other speakers are Dr Tom John – Peter Mac – Medical Oncologist and researcher into thoracic cancers – Lung and Mesothelioma – Prof Tim Driscoll – Epidemiology and Occupational Medicine – Sydney University – Simone Stevenson – Executive Officer – Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency – It will be a great session – please register at this link https://bit.ly/32kE0Hg
We invite you to register for this webinar – it is a joint webinar by the Latrobe Valley Asbestos Task Force – in which Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc. are a member – Speakers for this event are: Brian Healy – ACV/GARDS member who contracted mesothelioma, Brett Heriben – Electrician – Latrobe Electrical, Vicki Hamilton OAM – CEO/Secretary Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS Inc. – come and join with us and learn about asbestos – Tuesday 24th November – 5pm – 6pm – Register online at http://www.asbestostaskforce.net
Over the past months during COVID restrictions ACV/GARDS has been conducting virtual Asbestos & Silica Awareness sessions to as many TAFE apprentices that we could. We are very proud to say that there are apprentice Carpenters at Chisholm TAFE Frankston and Dandenong that have been a part of these sessions.
We also have been able to have a session before COVID and during COVID to Painting and Decorating apprentices at TAFE Gippsland Newborough campus and The Gordon at Geelong.
All have been very successful. We thank those trade teachers who managed to be able to gather their apprentices on a virtual hook up to be a part of this very valuable session.
It is a credit to the trade teachers and their apprentices for learning in this manner and we wish them every success in their chosen professions – here are some pics of some of those sessions below – we will be putting in an article to the ACV/GARDS Asbestos & Silica November newsletter – soon to be available