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October is National Safe Work Month. Octief will be reflecting on ways to make our business, and our clients businesses safer places to work.
The below video was produced by QLD Workplace Health and Safety and features Asbestos Awareness Ambassador Trevor Gillmeister sharing a heartfelt letter to his dad Ron, who lost his battle with mesothelioma tragedy.
‘as tough as you think you are, asbestos is always tougher’ – Trevor Gillmeister
Asbestos.com reports that Australia has the second-highest mesothelioma death rate in the world, trailing only that of the United Kingdom. Mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure, is leaving its mark on the nation with more than 10,000 people succumbing to the disease since the early 1980s. According to cancer experts, an additional 25,000 people are expected to die from it over the next four decades.