The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established on 1 July 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues which goes beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health concerns.  The agency aims to ensure asbestos issues receive the attention and focus needed to drive change across all levels of government.

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the listing of chrysotile asbestos on Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade is on the agenda of the next COP occuring in May 2015
A large-scale national research project commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency revealed there is considerable work to be done to raise the levels of awareness about the dangers of asbestos and how to manage it safely.
The agency has updated the National Asbestos Exposure Register form to allow for better targeted information to be gathered leading to better outcomes for asbestos awareness and safety.