ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK 3 – 7TH APRIL 2017
Conference & Expo Agenda
- What is Asbestos and why is it so dangerous?
- What You Need to Know – Regulations for safe work
- Consequences – Legal & Insurance Points of View
- Impact of Asbestos Exposure
- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Asbestos Case Studies
- How to Stay Safe – Personal Protection Equipment
Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one workplace killer with with around 170 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases. 67% of all cases reported to the national asbestos register are tradespeople.
Before drilling, sanding, sawing or knocking down walls, every tradesperson – no matter how experienced – should learn what to look for and how to work safely around asbestos.
There have been some significant changes to the asbestos regulations, so it is also important that every tradesperson or business owner understands their obligations and the changes to the law to avoid facing heavy penalties.
As part of Asbestos Awareness Week NZDAA and Worksafe NZ are running a free education event and expo at Sky City in Auckland where you can get advice and information asbestos management and awareness training. They will also have a range of resources available on the new website www.theafactor.co.nz to help tradespeople increase their knowledge of asbestos containing materials and avoid putting their health at risk. For more information or to register, see below