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State Government Initiatives

Department of Health

DoH is tasked with administering the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992. The Department has released:

WorkSafe WA

WorkSafe is a division of the Department of Commerce, the Western Australian State Government agency responsible for the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.  The principal objective of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 is to promote and secure the safety and health of people in the workplace.

Department of Environment Regulation

The Department of Environment Regulation is responsible for approvals and licensing, compliance and response, enforcement, and other major environmental initiatives within Western Australia.

Federal Government Initiatives

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (est. July 2013)

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency provides a national focus on asbestos issues which goes beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health concerns. The Agency is tasked with:

Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia leads the development of national policy to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.

Safe Work Australia has developed some model Codes of Practice on Asbestos. These are titled: How to Safely Remove Asbestos, and How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace.

Other information

Asbestos - Guide for householders and the general public

An Asbestos Guide for householders and the general public, endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and was prepared by its Environment Health Subcommittee, enHealth.