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Regulations are in place to prohibit the use of asbestos in Australian maritime industry workplaces.
The regulations to prohibit the use of asbestos in Australian maritime industry workplaces are:
- made under the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (OHS(MI) Act)
- 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 regulations.
- Prohibition on the Use of Asbestos in Workplaces in the Seacare scheme guidance (PDF, 661.0 KB)
- Marine Notice 2016/12, issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), provides further details on asbestos on ships.
Page last reviewed: 26 April 2022