Sick Buildings & Workplace Diseases Seminar

Speaker: Anthony Grieve

Topic: “Asbestos claims and expert witness reports”


Proposed lecture outline

The lecture will address the following issues:

  • Brief history of asbestos materials used in buildings in the Sydney area.
  • Legislative response to the past and future use of asbestos in buildings.
  • Approaches to managing the asbestos problem:
  • Assessing the risk – measuring asbestos pollution in a building.
  • The critical question – fix it now or postpone action until later?
  • Safety protocols for asbestos removal during demolition or refurbishment.
  • Issues specifically relevant to the expert witness.