The asbestos time bomb
This study of asbestos in the power industry in Victoria's La Trobe valley covers the uses and dangers of asbestos, and the effects on the many thousands of workers exposed to asbestos. Discusses regulations for the safe handling of asbestos and examines their application. Also examines topics such as the role of unions in safety matters, and compensation for victims of asbestos-related illness. The author is a former member of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria's management - union asbestos task force.
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