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Australia Initiated Safety Action Plan against Mesothelioma
Saturday, December 13, 2008

Considering society and people's health, a safety action plan is initiated by the Minister for Australia's State Industrial Relations in order to prevent the mesothelioma and asbestos related diseases. This plan provides necessary guidance and training materials to the workers and tradesmen especially those who working in the industries like building companies, construction companies, etc.

Paul Caica, Minister of Industrial Relations, held the launch at a service during the Asbestos Victims Memorial Day. Mr. Caica stated the plan would incorporate five strategic initiatives focusing on many aspects of society:

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Training
  • Partnerships
  • Research and
  • Intervention

Due to a large rate of asbestos use in mining, Australia has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world. According to recent studies, over 600 cases are diagnosed each year in Australia and that number is not expected to decline. It is estimated that most public buildings, hospitals, schools and homes built between 1840 and 1987 in Australia contain asbestos. The Asbestos Action Plan demonstrates the Australian Government’s commitment to work together with industry and community organizations to address this terrible contagion.

posted by Elena @ 11:22 PM   0 comments
Mesothelioma & Asbestos awareness to Public
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Officials of UK Health and Safety Executives created asbestos awareness among the youths and young adults. They started their process from college campuses to working places. The aim of this awareness is to reach the young adults as they enter the workplace and before they experience significant asbestos exposure. Also they promote asbestos awareness mainly among the tradesmen in the construction companies, building companies, etc.

Similary, Mesothelioma and Asbestos awareness day have inaugurated in Australia. The ACTU (Australian Council of Trade Unions) will join with asbestos victims and support groups to carry out a day of events that will punctuate the dangers of asbestos. The launch of National Asbestos Awareness Day will be concluded by a moment of silence dedicated to the 12 widows and those who lost loved ones to asbestos cancer.
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