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Author Independent Review of Asbestos in Defence (Australia)

Title Report of the Independent Review of Asbestos in Defence
Published Canberra : Directorate of Departmental Publications, Administrative Services Branch, Human Resources and Management Division, 1991


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Description xvii, 130 unnumbered pages : facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction -- Terms of reference -- Coverage of the review -- Conduct of the review -- A perspective on asbestos -- Occupational health and safety -- Approach to the review -- ch. 2. Asbestos-related illnesses -- The source of risk -- Exposure standards -- Forms of exposure -- The illnesses -- Latency of the illnesses -- Legacy of the past -- Outlook for the future -- ch. 3. Practice and regulations for dealing with asbestos -- Occupational exposure --ch. 4. Controlling the hazards of asbestos in situ -- Comment on the options for control -- A prescription for policy -- ch. 5. Defence instructions relating to asbestos -- Commanders and managers -- Medical and health -- Occupational exposure -- Logistics -- Non-occupational exposure -- The future -- ch. 6. Training and instruction -- Occupational training -- Non-occupational exposure to asbestos - Appropriate training -- General occupational health and safety training -- ch. 7. Identification -- Ships -- Buildings -- Vehicles -- Inventory -- ch. 8. Compensation for asbestos-related diseases -- Commonwealth Employees' Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 -- Section 7(1) of the Act, Asbestosis, Asbestos-Induced Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma -- Rehabilitation -- Information on Procedures within Defence for making compensation claims -- Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 -- ch. 9. Common law claims -- ch. 10. Medical surveillance and records -- Medical surveillance -- Records -- Administration of records --Bibliography -- Appendices.ralian Def
Summary Terms of reference: (1) examine and report on: (a) procedures for identifying asbestos in Defence establishments and equipment for subsequent remedial action; (b) instructions for personnel who may be exposed to asbestos; (c) training of personnel in relation to the handling of asbestos; (d) procedures within defence for personnel to make compensation claims for asbestos-related conditions; with a view to identifying those areas where improvements can be made and providing a basis for decisions on the priority of action to improve or remedy the existing situation; (2) Review the adequacy of information available to personnel who may have been exposed to asbestos, the procedures for identifying such personnel and the maintenance of records to facilitate subsequent consideration of compensation claims concerning asbsestos-related illnesses. The terms of reference address current practices and procedures for the handling of asbestos and related personnel issues. The objective is to ensure that Defence has the best possible practices for dealing with asbestos and that those who may have been exposed to asbestos receive effective and sympathetic support. Such support should not be confined to currently serving members of the Australian Defence Force.ures.isms in 260
Notes "March 1991"
Written by: J.D. Enfield
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Issuing Body Report prepared by J.D. Enfield
Subject Asbestos -- Safety regulations -- Australia.
Asbestos -- Australia.
Asbestosis -- Australia.
Veterans -- Diseases -- Australia.
Author Enfield, J. D. (John D.)
Australia. Department of Defence. Directorate of Departmental Publications
Australia. Department of Defence. Human Resources and Management Division