asbestos


Businesses targeted in new HSE dust inspections

Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control by the HSE. Read More

Construction company and director in court for unsafe asbestos removal

A construction company and its director have been fined after failing to ensure the safe removal of asbestos during demolition work. Read More

e-learning course launched to beat construction-related occupational cancers

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced a new e-learning course, ‘Occupational Cancers’, aimed at the construction industry. Read More

NHS Trust failed to control ‘lethal’ asbestos exposure risk

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment work undertaken in an accommodation block at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital exposed Trust employees and contractors to asbestos. Read More

Fine after ‘careless removal’ of asbestos

A building contractor has been fined after the uncontrolled removal of asbestos during a garage conversion. Read More

Men 23 times more likely to die in the workplace than women

In 2017/18, the HSE released its findings summarising statistics surrounding health and safety at work. While the report outlined a variety of insightful statistics, one of the most shocking relates to the locations in which workplace fatalities take place. Read More

Park Hotel, Barnstaple: Failure to assess asbestos during refurbishment

A Devon based hotelier has been found guilty and fined £80,000 after materials containing asbestos were disturbed during a major refurbishment. Read More

15th Annual Asbestos Disease Awareness Week launches

The annual event is organised by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) and will focus on preventing asbestos exposure, strengthening international partnerships and banning the mining, manufacture and use of the hazardous substance. Read More

Unexpected high-risk jobs and how to limit potential harm

Contrary to popular belief, there are occupations that are seemingly harmless but may potentially be hazardous in a variety of different ways. Read More

Manufacturing firm fined for poor condition of asbestos containing materials

A furniture manufacturing company, has been sentenced for failing to prevent exposure to asbestos at its factory. Read More



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