Asbestos checklist: must-knows for business owners

Protect your people and your business with this free checklist covering everything asbestos – including what the law says, what your responsibilities are, what your people need to know, and how to manage the risks.

With approximately 5,000 work-related deaths per year due to previous exposure to asbestos, the risk is
definitely very real today, despite it being a banned material.

Asbestos was a material used in thousands of building products from the 1950s until 1985 before being fully banned in 1999. But it can still be found in lots of buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000.

While asbestos that has been disturbed or damaged can pose a serious risk to health, asbestos that is left alone and is in good condition isn’t dangerous. So here’s how to manage it.

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