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Many Australian buildings still contain asbestos. If you or your workplace undertakes tasks that expose you to asbestos, you are at risk of developing cancer. This video provides information on where asbestos may be located, how to identify it, and how to control exposure.

Cancer Council Toolbox - Asbestos
Asbestos eLearning module (sign in for access)

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.

Asbestos-Containing Material Check app

Asbestos-Containing Material Check’ is a new app designed to help you identify materials around your home that could contain asbestos fibres.


This video details the two ways in which welding can cause cancer in those working with metal or in close proximity to welding. There are multiple control measures which can reduce your risk of exposure to fumes and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. 

Cancer Council Toolbox - Welding

Environmental tobacco smoke


Are you or your workers part of the 1.2 million Australians exposed to diesel engine exhaust each year? Learn about how to control your exposure to diesel engine exhaust in the workplace and reduce your risk of harm.  

Cancer Council Toolbox - Diesel Engine Exhaust

UV radiation

Silica Dust

Silica is naturally occurring and is present in building materials like bricks, tiles and concrete. Undisturbed, it’s not that harmful, but when products containing silica are cut, ground or worked upon they can produce silica dust, which can be harmful if inhaled.

There are several ways to reduce your exposure to silica dust, including measures you can take to protect yourself and workplace health and safety laws that your employer must follow.

The truth about Silica Dust | Cancer Council

Wood products

Compensation for work-related cancers

Find out more about workplace cancers