Mesothelioma


Workplace fatality figures released for 2021/22

A hundred and twenty-three workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published by the HSE. Read More

Former construction company directors sentenced for failing to prevent exposure to asbestos

Two former company directors have been sentenced and fined after a refurbishment project at a former department store was found to have disturbed asbestos containing materials (ACMs) while demolition work was still taking place. Read More

‘Set 40-year deadline for non-domestic building asbestos removal’, MPs say

The Government must commit to a strategy to remove all asbestos from public and commercial buildings within 40 years, MPs have said, with the risk to health only likely to increase as buildings are adapted with the move to net zero. Read More

Daughter of former steel worker highlights dangers related to asbestos following father’s death

The daughter of a former steel erector is working to raise awareness of the dangers related to asbestos after her father’s death from mesothelioma. Read More

‘People think asbestos is not in today’s society, but just because it’s banned, doesn’t mean it went away,’ SHP Meets Dr Mavis Nye

SHP caught up with Dr Mavis Nye who, was voted as SHP’s Most Influential Individual for 2021 by SHP readers. We chat her work as a campaigner for the dangers of asbestos exposure and the lack of awareness that still exists, and how living with Mesothelioma impacts her life. Read More

3 top tips for a good night’s sleep

Learn about how fatigue affects your performance, and safety, in the workplace and, why there is still a lack of awareness of the dangers of asbestos. Read More

Dr Mavis Nye named SHP’s Most Influential person in health & safety for 2021

SHP has announced the list of the most influential people in health and safety, voted for by you, recognising Dr Mavis Nye as 2021’s ‘Most Influential’ for her work as a campaigner, supporting and raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure and supporting those who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2020/21

Provisional data shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from the previous year. Read More

Asbestos training in the construction industry sinks to lowest level for five years

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the numbers of workers undertaking asbestos training drop by over 66%. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More



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