Exposure to any type of asbestos is dangerous and should not be tolerated. Unfortunately, many building workers will come into contact with the deadly material in the course of their work.
Union solicitors Slater + Gordon have created an asbestos exposure registration form.
If you are ever exposed to asbestos at work, print and fill in the form and fax/send to Slater and Gordon using the details provided on the form. Alternatively, return the form to CFMEU Legal Services, First Floor, 500 Swanston St, Carlton South, 3053.
All members exposed to asbestos should register the event using the form . This ensures that in the event of any unfortunate illness or sickness arising from the exposure, the first steps in gaining compensation will have already commenced.