Category Archive: Asbestos

Jun 22

CHANGES TO NON-LICENSABLE ASBESTOS WORK IMMINENT?

The HSE has been notified by the EU that its interpretation of the European Directive 2209/148/EC fails to adequately protect workers from the risks of exposure to asbestos.
The issue is associated with the current exemption from licensing, medical examination and exposure monitoring requirements as detailed in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.
Currently, Regulation 8 of …

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May 19

In what material can you find asbestos?

Asbestos cement products
Textured coatings
Floor tiles, textiles and composites
Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls and beams/columns
Asbestos insulating board
Lagging
Loose asbestos in ceiling or floor cavity

For more information about asbestos pelase visit  Health and Safety Executive website.
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Mar 31

Why is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestosfibres are present in the environment in UK as a result people are exposed to very low levels of fibres. Nevertheless, a key cause in the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease is the total number of fibres breathed in. Breathing in high levels of asbestos fibres or working on or close to damaged asbestos-containing …

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Dec 04

Asbestos the hidden killer

Health and Safety Executive estimated every year work related cancer kill more than 6000 man and 1600 women. Once of the biggest causes of work related cancer is Asbestos.

Asbestos can causes the following diseases:

Mesothelioma
Asbestos-related lung cancer
Asbestosis
Pleural thickening

to Learn more about asbestos please visit Health and Safety Executive web site by clicking here.
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