April 11, 2022

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Cheryl Halim, Rachael Martin, and Kylie Lloyd Contributed to Asbestos Practice Guidance for Asian Development Bank

Cheryl Halim, Ph.D. (New South Wales, Australia), Rachael Martin, Ph.D. (New South Wales, Australia), and Kylie Lloyd, MPH, MA (Med Sci) (New South Wales, Australia) were instrumental the development of "Good Practice Guidance for the Management and Control of Asbestos: Protecting Workplaces and Communities from Asbestos Exposure Risks" published by the Asian Development Bank. Geosyntec provided core support for the project, during which time Cheryl, Rachael, and Kylie conducted research on asbestos legislation, health effects, economy, alternative and laboratory analysis, followed by preparing the Good Practice Guidance.

Cheryl Halim is a Principal Environmental Engineer with more than 17 years of experience in environmental assessment and remediation, risk assessment, waste and asbestos assessment and mitigation. She offers clients a wealth of experience in assessing risk, auditing contaminated sites, and conducting due diligence. She has also contributed to the preparation of several Australian guidance documents.

Kylie Lloyd is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Australia with more than 25 years of international experience in contaminated site auditing, assessment and remediation, risk assessment, and supply chain sustainability. Kylie is a New South Wales EPA accredited Site Auditor. In addition, Kylie routinely presents evidence as an expert witness on contaminated sites and acts as a key advisor in due diligence assessments. 

Rachael Martin is a Senior Environmental Scientist with 12 years experience conducting environmental and health investigations who specialises in health risk assessment, environmental health, and contaminated sites. Her academic study and publications deal with arsenic and other heavy metals in historical gold mine wastes.

The publication, available both as a 50-page free downloadable resource and in paperback, aims to increase awareness of the health risks associated with asbestos in the workplace and provides recommendations and checklists to help avoid and manage the risks of exposure. It includes guidance on the duties of employers and contractors, training requirements, and information relating to the identification, risk assessment, and safe removal of asbestos, as well as to the management of asbestos waste. The Geosyntec team conducted several webinars providing training into the GPG for ADB staff as well as contractors in ADB member countries.

The document was produced by the Safeguards Division of the Asian Development Bank's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department. The organisation is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while working to eradicate extreme poverty.

More Information

Learn more about the document: https://www.adb.org/publications/good-practice-management-control-asbestos
Learn more about the Asian Development Bank: https://www.adb.org
For consultation regarding asbestos and remediation of contaminated sites contact Kylie Lloyd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Kylie at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/kylie-lloyd  
Learn more about Rachael at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachael-martin-76699774/
Learn more about Cheryl at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/cheryl-halim