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Construction company prosecuted for non licensed asbestos work

Company fined £250,000 for non licensed asbestos work on business centre A construction company based in Norwich have been taken to court and prosecuted for carrying out non licensed asbestos work. Y Construction Ltd were fined £250,000 following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive. The company first started refurbishment works in April 2015 […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 17, 2018

Asbestos discovery delays building work on Southend health centre

Work on St Lukes Surgery Southend suspended due to asbestos discovery An asbestos discovery and worries over dust and noise exposure have caused work on a new health centre in Southend to be suspended. Building works have been taking place to create a new integrated care facility called Cumberlege Intermediate Care Centre. These works come after […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 16, 2018

Mesothelioma fluid in lungs kills retired office worker

Daughter appeals for help from mum’s ex colleagues as she dies from mesothelioma fluid in lungs A build up of mesothelioma fluid in lungs caused the death of a retired office worker from East Yorkshire. Now the dead woman’s daughter, Renée Raper, is appealing for help in order to claim compensation for her mother’s death. Clarinda […]

Read the full article | Published Oct 01, 2018

Directors breach prohibition notice exposing workers to asbestos

Alsager Contractors Ltd prosecuted for exposing workers to asbestos Three directors of a now liquidated waste management company have been prosecuted for potentially exposing workers to asbestos. George Talbot and his sons, Anthony and Stephen, directors of Alsager Contractors Ltd, were sentenced following a joint two year investigation. The HSE and the Environment Agency (EA) […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 17, 2018

Asbestos clean up at 2 Monmouthshire schools could cost council £350,000

Monmouthshire County Council face huge asbestos clean up bill Two schools in Monmouthshire found to contain asbestos could result in the local council having to fork out £350,000 in an asbestos clean up. The schools where the asbestos is present are Caldicot School and Monmouth Comprehensive. Monmouthshire County Council and the Welsh Government have invested […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 12, 2018

Asbestos in schools is ticking timebomb

Teaching Union raises concerns about asbestos in schools Asbestos in schools is a danger and a ticking timebomb according to a teaching union. Although asbestos has been banned since 1999, a lot of schools and older buildings built between the 1950’s and 1980’s still contain the dangerous mineral. As a consequence, the number of teachers […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 10, 2018

Sea King helicopter staff asbestos exposure warning

Asbestos exposure warning issued to Military staff The Ministry of Defence have issued an asbestos exposure warning to Military staff who have worked on Sea King helicopters. They are going through the process of urgently removing parts thought to contain asbestos from all their aircraft. It is thought that thousands of engineers could be affected, […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

EPA’s new asbestos rule

SNUR asbestos rule allows manufacture, import & processing of new asbestos products The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the U.S is to go ahead with plans to introduce a new asbestos rule known as SNUR. There are fears that the introduction of this new asbestos rule will mean an expansion in the use of asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Sep 04, 2018

School asbestos incident at Aberdeen academy

School asbestos was forgotten about for five days Reports from BBC Scotland say that a school in Aberdeen allowed twenty five people back onto the school premises following the disturbance of asbestos. The people were allowed back into the school due to a series of failures in dealing with the school asbestos incident. Aberdeen’s Bridge […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 21, 2018

Asbestos in crayons

Report details school supplies containing toxic substances including asbestos in crayons A report issued last week in the U.S by a public interest group revealed asbestos in crayons used by schools. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested 27 school products in an independent laboratory and found asbestos in Playskool crayons. Author of […]

Read the full article | Published Aug 15, 2018
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