CURRENT SAFETY ALERTS
SAFETY ALERT - Cyclone Debbie and Abestos exposure
While thousands of residents in the path of Cyclone Debbie have been evacuated for their own safety - a hidden killer may be lurking after the storm is over. Residents and volunteers need to be very aware of the hidden dangers of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres. Many older buildings both commercial and residential (pre 1990) were built using asbestos containing materials. The CFMEU recommends the use of a professional accredited asbestos removalist to limit the potential health impacts. Click here to read full alert.
SAFETY ALERT - Severe Weather Warning SEQ
Severe weather conditions with damaging winds in excess of 100 km/hr and heavy rainfall are expected over the next few days. Employers and delegates should consider developing a Severe Weather Plan for their site. Please read full alert here.