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A LESSON TO LEARN

A LESSON TO LEARN

The government needs to take action to protect education staff and pupils from asbestos-related illnesses. says Abigail Morrison, Senior Associate Solicitor, JMW Solicitors . ...
Company fined  following safety failings on construction site

Company fined following multiple safety failings on construction site

A construction company has been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how, between 12...
Fine for restaurant owner after disturbance of asbestos

Fine for restaurant owner after disturbance of asbestos

A restaurant owner has been fined after asbestos was disturbed during the conversion of rooms above the restaurant into flats in Essex. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that during...
HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual statistics for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19 as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related...
ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK TO BEGIN APRIL 1

ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK TO BEGIN APRIL 1

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, announced the launch of the 15th Annual ‘Global Asbestos Awareness...
Students urged not to “play Russian roulette” with asbestos

Students urged not to “play Russian roulette” with asbestos

Students from construction-related courses have been warned breathing in asbestos fibres is like “playing Russian roulette” with their lives. About 100 young tradespeople from Boston...
IOSH helps enhance standards in Bulgaria

IOSH helps enhance standards in Bulgaria

An international tripartite collaboration has created new continuous development opportunities for health and safety professionals in Europe. IOSH has supported the Bulgarian Foundation Center...
Craig Evans has been appointed in the role of Chief Operating Officer.

UKATA APPOINTS COO

In a move to drive growth, a specialist authority on asbestos training provision in the UK has appointed Craig Evans to its newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Formerly the General...
A staggering 260,000 people die annually from lung, trachea and bronchus cancers.

Calls for businesses to prevent work-related lung cancer

Businesses are today urged to save lives by accessing free practical resources to reduce the terrible toll of work-related lung cancer. A staggering 260,000 people die annually from lung, trachea...
Biffa to Extend ‘Safe and Simple’ Asbestos Disposal Across UK

Biffa to Extend ‘Safe and Simple’ Asbestos Disposal Across UK

Biffa, a specialist national recycling and waste management provider, has been granted permission from the Environmental Agency to grow its national asbestos disposal network from four to ten...

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