Safe Work Australia is an Australian Government statutory agency established in 2009 under the Safe Work Australia Act 2008. Their primary responsibility is to improve work health and safety and workers' compensation arrangements across Australia. They represent a genuine partnership between governments, unions and industry, working together towards the goal of reducing death, injury and disease in the workplace.
Workplace Health & Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is responsible for improving workplace health and safety in Queensland and helping reduce the risk of workers being killed or injured on the job.
It is WHSQ role to:
• enforce workplace health and safety laws
• investigate workplace fatalities and serious injuries
• prosecute breaches of legislation, and
• educate employees and employers on their legal obligations.
Government site for obtaining general information on Asbestos and other Hazardous Materials, practical guidance for home owners, owner-builders, contractors, trades, local government environmental health officers, doctors, businesses and workplaces, what laws apply to Asbestos and other Hazardous Materials and a large resource section.
NATA is the authority responsible for the accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers throughout Australia. It is also Australia's compliance monitoring authority for the OECD Principles of GLP.
The Asbestos Related Disease Support Society Queensland (ARDSSQ) is here to assist anyone who is affected by an asbestos related disease - whether directly or indirectly. ARDSSQ is able to provide information as well as moral and emotional support to sufferers, carers, family members and friends.