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Dickson asbestos alert

By johnboy 24 January 2014 24

Worksafe ACT are warning they’re shutting down a chunk of Dickson with all the asbestos blowing around:

WorkSafe ACT has been made aware of possible exposure to asbestos at several businesses backing onto Woolley Street, Dickson, Work Safety Commissioner, Mr Mark McCabe said today.

“WorkSafe ACT has been advised by a local business that asbestos fibres have been detected in a commercial building in Dickson,” said Mr McCabe.

“Tests conducted in the building have confirmed the presence of asbestos fibres, which we believe has come from the roof, which is constructed of material which includes compressed asbestos.

“Asbestos poses a health risk when asbestos fibres are released into the air and inhaled or ingested. This occurs once a material containing asbestos is broken, starts to deteriorate, or is disturbed in such a way that dust particles containing asbestos are produced. Continued use of this building in its current state could lead to a high risk of exposure to friable asbestos.

WorkSafe ACT has issued Prohibition Notices to several businesses in the building concerned, which is accessed by a laneway running off Woolley Street, Dickson.

“These businesses must cease operating immediately whilst WorkSafe ACT determines the appropriate steps to manage this situation,” continued Mr McCabe. “WorkSafe ACT will also be investigating the circumstances which have led to this exposure to determine whether any parties have failed to meet their work health and safety obligations under ACT legislation.

“WorkSafe ACT is working together with the building owner, tenants and other relevant government agencies to rectify this situation as soon as possible.

“While we believe that the likelihood of exposure for members of the public is low, if members of the public are concerned about possible exposure to asbestos, they should contact their local General Practitioner,” concluded Mr McCabe.

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Weaselburger 10:03 pm 05 Mar 14

They also did asbestos testing in Ainslie shops. My bro’s clinic was targeted and even though tested it and found no risk they still shut him down whilst they do “structural testing” and given the media hype of it all the Canberra times had an asbestos story with a photo stating that the acupuncture clinic was ridded with asbestos…….Bulls***t

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:19 pm 15 Feb 14

dungfungus said :

c_c™ said :

CraigT said :

troll-sniffer said :

Anyone who worked in a city during the 60s and 70s and wandered the streets while traffic was moving about was almost certainly exposed to more fibres than anyone today who might stumble across a bit of friable asbestos sheeting and disturbs it.

It just occurred to me – anybody who visits a a city in countries where asbestos is still common (brake pads, etc…) has breathed in gazillions of these fibres.
Anywhere in China. Bangkok. Jakarta. Asbestos everywhere.

troll-sniffer said :

…it was revealed that the Wittenoom workers on average were breathing in 6-7 million fibres per hour of their working lives, and although a lot got mesothelioma a percentage didn’t.

10% of them got mesothelioma.

..and Wittenoom was [b]Blue Asbestos[/b].

Nothing like what goes in fibro.

Fibro can have blue asbestos too.

While there are no records discovered yet, anecdotal evidence suggests there are a lot of concrete/asbestos mains water pipes in Canberra (and New South Wales).
It will be interesting to see what is unearthed when the heavy infrastructure light rail contractors start digging up Northbourne Avenue.
What happened to Mr. Corbell’s “audit report” on what services and utilities were located under the Northbourne Avenue median strip?
Maybe too horrible to release?

How can there be no records? I was recently on a building with loads of them.

dungfungus 10:40 am 15 Feb 14

c_c™ said :

CraigT said :

troll-sniffer said :

Anyone who worked in a city during the 60s and 70s and wandered the streets while traffic was moving about was almost certainly exposed to more fibres than anyone today who might stumble across a bit of friable asbestos sheeting and disturbs it.

It just occurred to me – anybody who visits a a city in countries where asbestos is still common (brake pads, etc…) has breathed in gazillions of these fibres.
Anywhere in China. Bangkok. Jakarta. Asbestos everywhere.

troll-sniffer said :

…it was revealed that the Wittenoom workers on average were breathing in 6-7 million fibres per hour of their working lives, and although a lot got mesothelioma a percentage didn’t.

10% of them got mesothelioma.

..and Wittenoom was [b]Blue Asbestos[/b].

Nothing like what goes in fibro.

Fibro can have blue asbestos too.

While there are no records discovered yet, anecdotal evidence suggests there are a lot of concrete/asbestos mains water pipes in Canberra (and New South Wales).
It will be interesting to see what is unearthed when the heavy infrastructure light rail contractors start digging up Northbourne Avenue.
What happened to Mr. Corbell’s “audit report” on what services and utilities were located under the Northbourne Avenue median strip?
Maybe too horrible to release?

Nylex_Clock 7:59 am 15 Feb 14

GaryLooney said :

Mesothelioma is a horrible disease, our Government claims concern about worrying the public in order to not deal with political and commercial Liability.

If there is no concern, there is no action, plain and simple politics.
For those who do not agree, who cares. I do

http://www.scribd.com/collections/4441447/TelstraPits

You can work with asbestos if you protect yourself from it.

Our government has done more than most when it comes to providing the laws that regulate those protections.

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