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Our laboratory offers a 24 hour turnaround asbestos analysis service for bulk soil samples, building materials, mechanical or electrical components and asbestos fibre counting.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is asbestos?

What is a hazardous material?

What is lead paint?

Lead paint is paint film or a component coat of a paint system that contains lead or lead metal in excess of 1.0% by weight of the dry film. Lead paint is sometimes referred to as lead-based paint, leaded paint, lead containing paint and paint containing lead.

Lead paint is a hazard to your health if ingested or inhaled. Lead paint can become a problem if it is on a friction or impact surface (such as a sash window), is deteriorating or is disturbed by paint removal methods such as sanding or abrasive blast cleaning.

Dust contaminated with deteriorated lead paint is a source of lead exposure in Australian homes and public buildings. The peeling and flaking of lead paint may also cause dangerous residues of lead to build up in household dust. As well as depositing inside buildings, lead paint dust can settle in external soil, water, food and vegetation.

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What is synthetic mineral fibre?

What are polychlorinated biphenyls?

What are chlorofluorocarbons?

What is my obligation as an employer/occupier to identify hazardous materials in the workplace?

What is a Clearance Inspection?

What is Occupational Hygiene?

When should I engage an Occupational Hygienist?

What is an OHSMS?

What is an environmental site assessment?

When do I need an environmental site assessment?

What is an environmental audit assessment?

What is a soil waste classification assessment?

What is an underground petroleum storage system (UPSS)?

What UPSS management is required?

What is an Environment Protection Plan?

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