Australian Government

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

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The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) was established on 1 July 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues which goes beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health concerns. The agency aims to ensure asbestos issues receive the attention and focus needed to drive change across all levels of government.

Preventing the risk of asbestos exposure is important to all Australians. The achievement of a nationally endorsed plan is a significant step for all Australians and for governments to work together to address the deadly legacy of asbestos in our built environment. ASEA has a National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management 2019-23.

National Strategic Plan
Preface written by Professor Ken Takahashi

SafeWork Australia

SafeWork Australia has a wide range of information on asbestos from managing the risks associated with asbestos to rapid response protocols. They have also developed a range of codes and guides, published reports, case studies, video seminars and podcasts including:

These Code of Practice provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos-containing material (ACM) at the workplace and thereby minimise the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.