The HSE has published a review of the way that the 2012 Control of Asbestos Regulations have been implemented.
Lucie Stephens has launched a petition on the 38 Degrees website asking the Government to protect students and teachers from asbestos exposure in schools.
Asbestos is the biggest cause of workplace deaths. This year 5,000 people are likely to die prematurely as a result of asbestos exposure. This is around three times the number of road accident deaths.
CALLS are being made to remove asbestos "riddled" in nearly 350 Worcestershire schools - with angry politicians saying enough is enough.
Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team have been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to record the role that asbestos took in our 20th century industrial heritage.
Article from Laurie Kazan-Allen - IBAS
Recognizing that Britain is in the grip of an “asbestos crisis,” the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health has issued calls for the complete eradication of the asbestos hazard, citing big numbers to substantiate the need for a definitive solution to a long-term problem.
It is said that if you say something often enough and loud enough everyone believes it is true regardless of the facts. This is the case with asbestos. We have been told for decades that the safest way of managing asbestos in the workplace is to leave it where it is if it is undamaged. Yet is this true?
Responding to a report by the all-party parliamentary group on occupational safety and health calling for the safe removal of all asbestos in Britain.
Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, stated that the next Labour Government will act to provide fresh assistance to victims of asbestos.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which is almost indestructible.
Its resistance to heat led to its use in thousands of products yet medical science has proved that breathing asbestos dust can kill.
An asbestos fibre is typically 2000 times thinner than a human hair. These fibres bypass the bodies defence system and get deep into the lung, where they can cause serious damage.