TOPIC: Asbestos

Asbestos diseases: rights for New Zealand citizens

Asbestos diseases: rights for New Zealand citizens

In 2017, Elva brought a claim against her late husband’s previous employer for asbestos exposure from washing his work clothes. However, despite her case being the first of its kind in New Zealand, it is not unusual; hundreds of similar cases have been won in other countries from negligent asbestos exposure.

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Silicosis: The deadly cost of a stone bench-top

Silicosis: The deadly cost of a stone bench-top

The growing demand for reconstituted stone bench-tops has seen a resurgence in the diagnosis of a disease that was thought to have been all but eradicated from Australia.

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We need to talk about silicosis

We need to talk about silicosis

Respiratory disease silicosis poses a threat to a new generation of Aussie workers.

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Black lung: Employer responsibilities and miners' rights

Black lung: Employer responsibilities and miners' rights

If you’re a mining worker, what are your rights when it comes to black lung and protecting your health?

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