Archive for the ‘Asbestos’ Category

13/10/2011

Asbestos – I may have been exposed – what should I do?

People who believe they may have been exposed to asbestos are understandably anxious and concerned about the possible effects on their health. Many cases of inadvertent, short-term exposure to asbestos will most likely have been minimal, with little likelihood of any long-term ill effects. However, although the type of asbestos involved may be known, there […]

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09/06/2011

Plea for help on illegal asbestos dumping in the North West

A lorry load of asbestos was found to be dumped on the Ribble Link way in Preston on Tuesday 31 May 2011. The Environment Agency in the North West is appealing for information to find how this illegal waste came to be there. A member of the public informed the Environment Agency of the dumping […]

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06/06/2011

White asbestos definitely a top-level carcinogen, says expert

The Government’s chief scientific advisor has reaffirmed the status of chrysotile (white) asbestos as a Class 1 carcinogenic substance, and has concluded that there is no valid reason to demote it to a less-serious category. In November 2010, Sir John Beddington, head of the Government Office for Science, was approached by Work and Pensions Secretary, […]

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11/05/2011

More ASBESTOS AWARENESS training in May – only £30

FACT – It is a legal requirement to provide construction / construction workers with asbestos awareness training* ANNUALLY CHAS Assessors are also increasingly looking for full compliance as part of the application process  These construction trades include: Maintenance Staff Electricians Plumbers Gas Fitters Painters & Decorators Joiners Plasters Demolition Workers Construction Workers Roofers Heating & […]

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06/05/2011

Asbestos Awareness Training……….coming this month

FACT – It is a legal requirement to provide construction / construction workers with asbestos awareness training* ANNUALLY CHAS Assessors are also increasingly looking for full compliance as part of the application process  These construction trades include: Maintenance Staff Electricians Plumbers Gas Fitters Painters & Decorators Joiners Plasters Demolition Workers Construction Workers Roofers Heating & […]

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13/04/2011

South Yorkshire & Humber WWT – Asbestos Awareness Training

Spectrum Risk Management is a part of the Working Well Together Campaign; we are running two ½ day courses each day held at:- 25th May 2011 – Goole Leisure Centre, North Street, Goole, DN14 5QZ 26th May 2011 – Catch, Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby DN14 8TH 2nd June 2011 – Barnsley Metrodome Leisure, Ground Queens Road, […]

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04/04/2011

Why is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos fibres are present in the environment in Great Britain so people are exposed to very low levels of fibres. However, a key factor in the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease is the total number of fibres breathed in. Working on or near damaged asbestos-containing materials or breathing in high levels of asbestos fibres, […]

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11/03/2011

Site manager sentenced after worker exposed to asbestos

A construction site manager has been sentenced after directing a bricklayer to demolish a wall that contained asbestos, which put him at serious risk. The site manager was supervising a refurbishment; a full site survey for asbestos had been carried out, but the site manager failed to check the warnings it gave and instructed a […]

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04/03/2011

Mesothelioma video – The human face of an asbestos epidemic

Mesothelioma is an incurable asbestos cancer. Asbestos remains Britain’s biggest workplace killer. More people die from asbestos related disease each year than on Britain’s road, yet there is little government funding for medical research. Last year in Britain about 2000 people died from mesothelioma, this trend is still rising. This video (Produced by Forum of […]

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31/01/2011

£30K fine for not managing asbestos exposure

A property management firm has been fined £30,100 after workers were exposed to asbestos. Employees were replacing a roof at a factory building when they were exposed to the fibres in June 2007; it occurred while up to 15 workers were stripping materials from support beams which were found to contain asbestos.  A local business […]

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