Asbestos - what is the risk?

December 2, 2020
According to the HSE (see Cancer and construction: Asbestos), Asbestos is the biggest occupational disease risk to construction workers. Its commissioned research estimates it was responsible for the death of over 2,500 construction workers in 2005 – more than two-thirds o...
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Installation of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) has been banned in many countries for some time now. A lot of buildings still have ACMs, the fibers of which can get stirred up when work such as renovations or demolition are being performed. In order to help protect the ...
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A 14-year-old girl has become one of the youngest sufferers in the world to be diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer.Macie Greening, of Cullompton, Devon, is one of only nine children in the world to be suffer from mesothelioma after she was diagnosed in March. But despi...
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A property management company has today been sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works.Huntingdon Magistrates' Court heard how, between April and May 2017, Thistlemoor Healthcare and Management Ltd undertook co...
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All non-licensed work needs to be carried out with the appropriate controls in place. But for notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW), employers also have additional requirements to:notify work with asbestos to the relevant enforcing authority;ensure medical examinations are car...
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Extracts from BBC News Inside the global asbestos trade. Full story on the link at the end of the page. Banned or restricted in more than 50 countries, white asbestos continues to be widely used in China, India, Russia and Brazil, and many developing countries. The...
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Where will the waste go?

July 25, 2019
Helping people understand the concept and purpose of an asbestos waste transfer station, as opposed to an asbestos landfill site, is proving harder than we thought.  But its importance cannot be over estimated.It is no accident that Asbestos has been bann...
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