ASBESTOS EXPOSURE REGISTRATION
Thursday, 13 May 2010


If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos - e.g. if you worked on any armoured vehicle (or worked on Army vehicle brakes pre 2005), that's a yes - ring this number:

1800 000 655.

This is about being acknowledged for exposure to asbestos - not compensation.

They will register you on the National Exposure Register and give you a registered number.
This is to enable easier compensation later in life IF you develop an asbestos-related disease or illness.

Some reading:

http://www.defence.gov.au/dpe/ohsc/programs/asbestos/default.htm

DVA Factsheet DP13 Asbestos Screening Program

http://www.defence.gov.au/health/infocentre/prevhealth/Asbestos_Facts.pdf