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kNOw asbestos in your home
Exposure to asbestos fibres increases the risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.
Home maintenance and renovations involving asbestos-containing building products are exposing growing numbers of people to asbestos. Any jobs around the home involving asbestos are a concern, given the large number of homes in Australian cities and towns thought to have been built with asbestos-containing products.
This course is designed to give the DIY home renovator basic knowledge about asbestos, and the risks and safe practices when working with or removing, small amounts of asbestos-containing material. If you are thinking of doing a renovation (ranging from painting to the removal of asbestos) this course will be invaluable.
Working indoors - a SunSmart balance for vitamin D and skin cancer prevention
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the major cause of skin cancer, as well as the best natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and overall health.
In Australia, it is important to take a balanced approach to UV exposure in order to minimise your risk of skin and eye damage and skin cancer, and to help with your vitamin D levels.
This course is for indoor workers who have limited UV exposure during the working week. It will step you through a series of modules that explore:
- why UV is a hazard and sources of UV
- how to protect yourself from UV while gaining enough for maintaining vitamin D levels
- risk factors for skin cancer
- how to prevent skin cancer
- how to check your skin for signs of skin cancer.