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Scottish utility services company fined for exposing employees to asbestos

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Scottish utility services company fined for exposing employees to asbestos A utilities company based in Paisley, Scotland, IQA Operations Group Ltd, has received a fine for having exposed four employees to asbestos. The employees were exposed in 2014 while working at Anderson Tower block in Motherwell. On 7th November 2017 at Hamilton […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2017

HSE has updated online asbestos help sheets that trades can access

Article Updated On March 22, 2018HSE has updated online asbestos help sheets that trades can access The HSE have updated their range of online asbestos essentials task sheets. The sheets provide essential information for those working in the building and related trades. They have been updated to stress the importance of gaining the correct information, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 08, 2017

How to ensure your respirator fits correctly during Movember

Article Updated On March 22, 2018How to ensure your respirator fits correctly during Movember November has now become synonymous with men growing their facial hair in order to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer. Many men get involved with ‘Movember‘ every year, all helping towards this great cause. […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 06, 2017

British Lung Foundation’s new mesothelioma research network

Article Updated On March 22, 2018British Lung Foundation’s new mesothelioma research network The British Lung Foundation’s new mesothelioma research network has been launched to bring scientists together. What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a cancer that grows between the lining of the lungs and the inside of the chest. It is regarded as a terminal condition. Only around 8 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 30, 2017

Navy Veterans die from asbestos exposure

Article Updated On February 5, 2020Navy Veterans die from asbestos exposure A coroner has confirmed that two Navy veterans from Devon died as a direct result of being exposed to asbestos in the workplace. An inquest was held on the 13th September at South Molton town hall. 81 year old William Henry Prior, from Barnstaple, […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 18, 2017

Paul Beaumont from IATP speaks at Contamination Expo Series 2017

Article Updated On October 9, 2017Paul Beaumont from IATP speaks at Contamination Expo Series 2017 On the 27th-28th September 2017 we attended the Contamination Expo Series at the London ExCel centre. This is the 2nd year we have attended the exhibition to support our friends at IATP (Independent Asbestos Training Providers). Speaking to the visitors […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 09, 2017

Asbestos in Schools is a national disgrace say Trade Unions

Article Updated On September 25, 2017Asbestos in Schools is a national disgrace say Trade Unions The continuing presence of asbestos in the UK’s schools is a “scandal” say a coalition of trade unions. In a statement, the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC), which comprises nine unions (the Association of School and College Leaders, Association of […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017

Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent

Article Updated On September 25, 2017Figures released showing areas in UK where mesothelioma deaths prevalent The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have recently released figures showing the number of people in the UK that died from mesothelioma in 2015. The areas with the most deaths were Barrow-in-Furness, North Tyneside, West Dunbartonshire, Dagenham, Barking and Sunderland. Director […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 25, 2017

White Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer

Article Updated On September 5, 2017White Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer Over the years, medical researchers have concluded that white Chrysotile asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma cancer. The are 6 different minerals that comprise asbestos, which are Chrysotile, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite and tremolite. Chrysotile, otherwise known as white asbestos, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 05, 2017

Wigan builder fined for exposing family to asbestos

Article Updated On August 22, 2017Wigan builder fined for exposing family to asbestos A Wigan builder has been fined by Manchester Magistrates Court for exposing a family to asbestos. Anthony McGrath of  Winstanley Construction was employed to do a garage conversion at the property. As part of the refurb, McGrath carried out asbestos removal work […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 22, 2017
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