Asbestos is a fibrous form of mineral silicates belonging to the serpentine and amphibole groups of rock-forming minerals, including actinolite, amosite (brown asbestos), anthophyllite, chrysotile (white asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos), tremolite, or any mixture containing one or more of the mineral silicates belonging to the serpentine and amphibole groups.
Asbestos soft and pliant and has the ability to withstand heat. It can be very toxic if inhaled.
External Links & References
- Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces
- Asbestos Management and Control Policy for (Queensland) Government Buildings
- Asbestos - removal of, and work on asbestos containing materials (Workplace Health & Safety Queensland)
- Worksafe Victoria
- Google Search
- Victorian Asbestos Diseases Compensation Act 2008
- Australian Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013