Asbestos Awareness Month November 2014
November is National Asbestos Awareness Month, with Asbestos Awareness Day being 28 November 2014.This is an initiative of the Asbestos Education Committee (AEC) working in partnership with the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia and asbestos diseases support groups nationally.
Asbestos Awareness Month aims to alert Australians about the dangers of working with asbestos during home renovations and maintenance. If left undisturbed asbestos generally does not pose a health risk. However when disturbed during renovations and home maintenance, asbestos fibres can be released into the air and when inhaled, can cause life-threatening diseases including lung cancer, pleural disease, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
This year during Asbestos Awareness Month Logan City Council will display free information on asbestos handling and management to our community. Pick up an information leaflet at Logan City Council Administration building or at one of the following libraries.
- Beenleigh Library
- Jimboomba Library
- Logan Central Library
- Logan Hyperdome Library
- Logan North Library and;
- Logan West Library
Asbestos Queensland www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/
Find out more about the benefits of immunisation and the vaccinations available at Council's clinics, the community sharps disposal bins, and ways you can store and handle food safely.
Fact sheets, video clips and resources about safe food handling, storage and preparation.
Healthy Logan is an exciting new initiative that will promote healthy living by providing opportunities and support to participate in physical activity and encourage healthy eating.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting against certain diseases. Find out more about Council's immunisation clinics and vaccines available.
'It's Fun Being a Kid' is an online training program developed especially for kids. The interactive scenes are a fun and easy way for kids to learn how to properly wash their hands.
Live Well Logan delivers a wide variety of free and low cost physical activities and healthy living programs for everyone to enjoy.
Sharps are objects or devices having sharp points or cutting edges that are capable of causing a penetrating injury. Find out more about sharps disposal bins and handling sharps.