In the building industry it is common to come across asbestos containing building materials, especially when working on older buildings.
The concern comes in when these building materials are ruptured and the asbestos fibres are released.
This concern recently led to the temporary relocation of staff at a section of the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment site when material found in the ceiling was identified as asbestos.
It was not the first time that asbestos was discovered on the site. Read more at https://sourceable.net/asbestos-confirmed-at-tasmanias-biggest-hospital/