Any work undertaken to improve asbestos management and awareness needs a strong research base. There has been a significant amount of research and information regarding asbestos and asbestos-related diseases conducted in Australia and internationally. A nationally coordinated research approach will consider innovative ways to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres and minimise the impact of asbestos-related disease.
Commission, monitor and promote research into the prevention of asbestos exposure and asbestos-related disease.
- Identify key national and international research and reports to enable better sharing of information to inform policy and best practice.
- Commission and promote research that reduces the risks of exposure to asbestos and minimises the impact of asbestos-related disease.
- Coordination of key research supports evidence informed policy and practice.
- Commissioned research identifies practical and innovative approaches to prevent or minimise risks from exposure to asbestos fibres, and support for people with asbestos-related diseases.