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Prohibition of the Use of Asbestos in Australian Maritime Industry Workplaces - Guidance Information

On 31 December 2003 regulations to prohibit the use of asbestos in Australian maritime industry workplaces, made under the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (OHS(MI) Act), commenced. These regulations are incorporated as Part 2 Hazardous substances in the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry)(National Standards) Regulations 2003.

The Seacare Authority has produced guidance to assist operators meet their obligations under the new regulations.

Marine Notice 4/2014, issued by AMSA, provides further details on the prohibition of asbestos on ships.