In the majority of workplaces, the asbestos that is encountered and poses a risk to health and safety will be found in manufactured products. However, some workplaces may have to deal with asbestos in its natural state. Naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) may be encountered in road building sites and construction work, and other excavation activities. Asbestos may occur in veins within rock formations. A person with management or control of a workplace must manage the risks associated with NOA at the workplace, this includes preparing an asbestos management plan. The asbestos management plan must include information relating to the following:
A person with management or control of a workplace must ensure that:
For further information on managing NOA refer to section 5.1 of the Code of Practice - How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace.