Bushfires increase dangers of asbestos

October 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

NSW is currently experiencing one of the worst fire seasons in 10 years which has damaged or destroyed properties across the state. 

In response, WorkCover NSW is waiving the five-day asbestos removal work notification timeframe to allow immediate clean-up of asbestos debris.

WorkCover NSW Work Health and Safety Division general manager John Watson said under usual circumstances, the legislation required a five-day waiting period before asbestos was removed.

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