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Asbestos News

Asbestos in Popular Culture

We all know that both asbestos and smoking can cause cancer, but did you know that in the early 1950’s Kent cigarettes doubled down and manufactured a cigarette that combined the two carcinogens by adding blue asbestos (crocidolite) to the filters?

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IANZ Accreditation to ISO 17020 -For Surveying and Sampling for Asbestos

Chemsafety is pleased to announce that we have successfully gained IANZ accreditation to ISO 17020 for Surveying and Sampling Asbestos. This internationally recognised standard validates the technical competence of Chemsafety undertaking asbestos inspection. This shows that our procedures and systems are high-quality and our work is delivered consistently across our team.

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Residential Landlords Asbestos Management

In June 2018 Worksafe released a policy clarification for residential landlords and their responsibilities regarding their duties with asbestos in their properties under the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.

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Asbestos Management Plans

The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations state that asbestos in the workplace must be identified so far as is reasonably practicable. An asbestos management plan must also be put in place by 4 April 2018 to manage the risk of asbestos exposure to staff from asbestos containing materials present at work sites.

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Asbestos Containing Gaskets

Over the last few years we have seen a number of examples of gaskets with a modern appearance that contain asbestos.

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Types of Asbestos Removal

The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 have classified asbestos into three classes for removal work.

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What do the new asbestos Regulations mean for electricians, plumbers, builders, etc doing Asbestos Related Work?

The Health & Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations set out clear and specific requirements for PCBU's.

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What do the new asbestos Regulations mean for PCBU building occupants?

What the new Regulations mean for PCBU building occupants?

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Changes to the Rules for Work Involving Asbestos

WorkSafe NZ have released their proposed changes to licensing for asbestos related work.

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What is Asbestos Work?

An overview of what the term "asbestos work" means in the upcoming Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015.

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Asbestos Identification and Survey Requirements

An overview of the asbestos identification and survey requirements in the upcoming Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015.

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Changes To The Asbestos Regulations, What You Need To Know

What do we expect the new Asbestos Regulations [Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015] to look like and what will they mean to New Zealand business organisations?

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Asbestos Register and Management Plan Requirements

An overview of the asbestos register and management plan requirements for the new Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2015

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