Review of asbestos management practices in disaster planning

Asbestos management in natural disasters and emergencies often occurs in a volatile, fast moving context involving multiple layers of government, bureaucracy, industry and community across different sectors and jurisdictions.

The agency commissioned Newgate Research to undertake a preliminary national review of current disaster planning issues, protocols and practices in relation to asbestos.

The review set out to explore the risk of exposure to asbestos following emergencies and natural disasters; disaster planning practices with regard to best-practice emergency management to ensure asbestos exposures do not occur in times of natural disasters.

The result of this review is the development of outputs including more in-depth policy frameworks, technical reviews, operational benchmarks, training materials and communications tools.

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