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If you need information about asbestos, the followings are government organizations and departments that are related to asbestos.
Workplace Health and Safety Australia
Workplace Health and safety Australia helps you find information regarding workplace occupational health and safety issues. The website also provides information about asbestos.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) controls the regulations surrounding the removal, control, and management of asbestos within the workplace. WHSQ can release permits for those who are conducting asbestos removal projects and those who are eligible to perform an asbestos assessment.
|Phone||:||1300 362 128|
Brisbane Regional Office
50 Ann Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 69
Brisbane QLD 4001
+61 7 3247 4059 +61 7 3247 4059
Asbestos issues in residential properties are managed by the Queensland Health. Queensland Health governs the regulation, but the local government undertakes the responsibility. The local governments are responsible for investigating asbestos findings in residential properties.
|Contact||:||000 (Triple zero) – for emergency|
|:||13 43 25 84 – for non-emergency health counsel|
WorkCover Queensland is a body that accommodates workforces’ compensation indemnity for Queensland proprietors and their employees.
GPO Box 2459
Brisbane Qld 4001
Fax: 1300 651 387
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) is in charge of administering the businesses and people following the Environmental Protection Act 1994. Environmental Protection Act 1994 is a regulation that governs legal responsibilities on those who do activities that may contaminate the environment.
For general enquiries related to environmental control, littering and illegal disposal, and heritage conservation:
|Contact||:||13 QGOV (13 74 68)|
|Address||:||400 George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000|
Residential Tenancies Authority
The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) concentrates on occupancy info, bond controlling, analysis, dispute resolution, policy, and education services.
If you wish to complain about asbestos and a rented residential premise that isn’t managed properly, you can submit the complaint to the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act.
|Address||:||Level 23, 179 Turbot Street|
|Mailing address||:||GPO Box 390|
|Brisbane QLD 4001|
|Tel||:||1300 366 311|
|Fax||:||07 3046 5266|
Brisbane City Council
The Brisbane local Council controls numerous asbestos landfills and transfer stations. The local authority is also proficient in managing and responding to asbestos incidents in non-workplace sets, like residential buildings under the public health regulation.
Complaints regarding asbestos mishandling, contact the Queensland Department of Justice and the Attorney-General (Workplace Health and Safety Queensland) on:
|Phone||:||07 3403 8888 (Residents)|
|133 133 263 (Business)|
|Mailing address||:||Brisbane City Council|
|GPO Box 1434|
National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)
NATA is an authority body, which is accountable for the certification of laboratories, specifically for analysing and examining the asbestos-containing material. NATA is also capable of releasing qualified reference materials and testing service providers throughout Australia.
|State Manager||:||Darina Ross (Queensland)|
|Address||:||628 Ipswich Road|
|Phone||61 7 3721 7300|
|Fax||61 7 3848 3660|