Category Archives: Asbestosis

Construction Workers exposed to asbestos despite survey

[breadcrumb] Construction Workers exposed to asbestos despite survey Four electricians from national utility contracting firm have been exposed to asbestos after drilling through 44 door transom panels to fit electric cables.  The incident took place at Anderson Tower in Motherwell. An asbestos survey was carried out before the work began, but it omitted to check […]

ITV News discovers growing danger of dumped asbestos

[breadcrumb] ITV News discovers growing danger of dumped asbestos A report by ITV News has revealed the worrying increase in dumped asbestos around the country.   Freedom of information requests by ITV News showed 3,222 asbestos fly-tipping incidents this year, a rise of 14% since 2014. The material is dumped in public spaces, in parks, churchyards […]

New campaign for indirect asbestos victims

[breadcrumb] New campaign for indirect asbestos victims Sufferers of a fatal asbestos-related disease who never actually worked with the material have launched a campaign for compensation. Most of us are aware that exposure to asbestos can cause terminal illness, namely a cancer called mesothelioma.  What many people don’t know is that more and more cases […]

Roberts Jackson on respiratory conditions during Breathe Easy Week

[breadcrumb] Roberts Jackson on respiratory conditions during Breathe Easy Week The British Lung Foundation will celebrate its annual Breathe Easy Week between the 12th-18th June. Breathe Easy week is a series of events in which support groups from The British Lung Foundation help raise awareness of different lung conditions and diseases. Themes and topics in […]

Manchester hostel bosses exposed visitors and workers to deadly asbestos

[breadcrumb] Manchester hostel bosses exposed visitors and workers to deadly asbestos A judge has found that the owners of a Manchester hostel failed to carry out an asbestos survey, potentially exposing workers and the public to asbestos, a material which can cause fatal diseases. Hatters Hostel, based in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, was ordered […]

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 1-7 April 2017

[breadcrumb] Global Asbestos Awareness Week 1-7 April 2017 This week (1-7 April) is the 13th Global Asbestos Awareness Week, organized by the ADAO, America’s Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation. The non-profit organisation was set up to raise awareness of the dangers of the material and, eventually, to eradicate its use globally. Although still mistakenly considered a […]

Man fined for ignoring asbestos warning

[breadcrumb] Man fined for ignoring asbestos warning A man contracted to carry out demolition work in Biggleswade has been fined for turning a blind eye to an asbestos survey which warned that asbestos at the site required extra care in its removal. Luton Magistrates Court heard that Mr Anthony West arranged for a pre-demolition asbestos […]

HSE updates asbestos awareness strategy

[breadcrumb] HSE updates asbestos awareness strategy As a government report finds that a fifth of schools are not ‘fully compliant’ with correct asbestos procedures, the Health and Safety Executive has changed its approach to dealing with the problem, aiming to raise awareness of the substance and its dangers. The government report found that around a […]

Devastating reach of asbestos shows no sign of abating on World Cancer Day

[breadcrumb] Devastating reach of asbestos shows no sign of abating on World Cancer Day Mention asbestos and many of us might believe it’s a thing of the past.  We all know it’s a dangerous substance but, as World Cancer Day approaches on 4 February, we should take note of the devastating impact the material is […]

Firm in Lincoln could face £1,000,000 fine

[breadcrumb] Firm in Lincoln could face £1,000,000 fine A construction company in Lincoln face potential fines up to £1,000,000 if they are found to be guilty of health and safety asbestos breaches. The firm have been found to be in breach of Section 3 (1) and Section 33 (1) of the Health and Safety at […]