Asbestos

HSE Construction Inspection Initiative 2019

HSE Construction Inspection Initiative 2019

Starting this month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out a new round of targeted inspections in the construction industry – with a particular focus on respiratory protection procedures.

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Contractor fined following illegal asbestos work

Contractor fined following illegal asbestos work

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance. Alongside being a category I carcinogen, exposure can lead to a variety of other serious health conditions and is responsible for around 5,000 deaths per year in the UK alone. Yet dozens of contractors continue to receive fines every year for improper or unlicensed handling of asbestos containing materials.

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New study suggests lung cancer is “under-recognized” in non-smokers

New study suggests lung cancer is “under-recognized” in non-smokers

A group of respiratory medical experts are calling for lung cancer in those who have never smoked to be more readily acknowledged as a problem.

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NHS Trust fined for exposing employees to asbestos

NHS Trust fined for exposing employees to asbestos

An NHS Trust has been fined by the Health & Safety Executive this month for the mishandling of asbestos and exposing staff to the highly hazardous substance. 

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Fit2Fit and BSiF launch set of companion booklets to compliment new RPE Guidance

Fit2Fit and BSiF launch set of companion booklets to compliment new RPE Guidance

Fit2Fit and the British Safety Industry Federation launched a new set of companion guides to the HSE’s INDG 479 this month at a special launch event hosted by the Health & Safety Event – Birmingham 2019.

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What can we learn from yet another asbestos fine?

What can we learn from yet another asbestos fine?
A Hotel owner was fined £80,000 last month after materials containing asbestos were disturbed during refurbishment work at The Park Hotel in Barnstaple, Devon. Read more »

Introducing the Evo2

Introducing the Evo2

Introducing the next generation in loose-fitting powered air purifying respirators.

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HSE targets London in new inspection initiative

HSE targets London in new inspection initiative

During January and February of this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be undertaking a new construction inspection initiative focussing on asbestos workers in London, UK.

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Adequately Suitable

Adequately Suitable

When tight-fitting Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is required for work, it is a legal requirement that every employee pass a Fit Test for the particular make/model of RPE that they will be using.

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Nine out of ten NHS Hospitals have asbestos

Nine out of ten NHS Hospitals have asbestos

A new investigation by the BBC has discovered that Asbestos is present in 9/10 NHS hospitals across the UK.

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