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Technical Writing – Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) Guide

Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities, NSW Government

The HACA works to improve the management, monitoring and response to asbestos issues in NSW by developing coordinated prevention programs including a state-wide plan for asbestos and the Asbestos Awareness Campaign.

The Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) was chaired by SafeWork NSW, with representatives from the Department of Industry, Department of Planning and Environment, Environment Protection Authority, Local Government NSW, NSW Health, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Local Government and the Dust Diseases Authority (ICARE).

While asbestos occurs naturally in soils and rocks in less than 1% of NSW, if disturbed, naturally occurring asbestos (NOA) can release dangerous fibres that if inhaled can cause life-threatening diseases.  It’s essential that people living in regions where NOA occurs, manage it safely in line with WH&S regulations.

In 2017, Insight was invited to develop, write, design and produce the Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA) – Asbestos Management Plan Guide to provide property owners who may be affected by NOA with vital information to ensure it’s managed safely according to regulations.