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Asbestos - What you need to know

20 April 2022

WorkSafe has an Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos

Previous asbestos guidance in New Zealand focused only on asbestos removal. 

Asbestos is the single biggest cause of deaths from work related disease in New Zealand.

Buildings constructed altered or refurbished from 1940 until the mid 1980s are likely to contain asbestos.

Read the Code of Practice and other WorkSafe asbestos guidance HERE.


The Mesothelioma Center recently published an educational guide about at risk occupations with asbestos exposure. Find out more and read the guide.

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