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The Effect of Asbestos Worldwide

The Effect of Asbestos Worldwide The amount of deaths asbestos has caused is incredible. Its use across the world has been curtailed in recent years but it is still being used in many developing countries. Thousands of people are still dying from exposure to asbestos. What is amazing is despite asbestos being widely reported as… Read the Full Post

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Workers! Asbestos is the UK’s No.1 workplace killer – are You at risk?

Never overlook Asbestos Surveys There are 4,500 deaths a year in the UK alone from asbestos in the workplace.  That’s 86 workers and tradesmen every week. It’s a heavy-hitter, not to be taken lightly. The sad thing is most of these deaths happen because asbestos is simply taken too lightly.  But when you and your… Read the Full Post

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Get an Asbestos Survey – Value Your Business!

Value an Asbestos Survey Imagine having to shut down your entire workplace indefinitely, without warning. It’s a frightening prospect, but something many business owners have to face when asbestos is found on the premises.  It’s estimated that over 500,000 buildings in the UK contain asbestos; commercial, industrial and public. That’s a lot, enough to take… Read the Full Post

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A Duel with Asbestos, the Monster Hiding in the Walls

Finding Asbestos Asbestos was used in old vehicle brakes and clutches, building materials, floor tiles, friction products, textiles, and insulation for pipes. It is in the construction industry and ship building and repair. It is used in a variety of products due to its resistance to corrosion and heat. However, its high utility cannot counter… Read the Full Post

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Asbestos: The Hidden Killer

The facts on asbestos don’t make pretty reading. When it comes to deaths related to the UK workplace, asbestos is at the very top of the list. For those who don’t know much about this hidden killer and want to find out more about the possible effects of exposure to this naturally-occurring fibrous material, this… Read the Full Post

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The Truth About The Dangers Of Asbestos

I’ve written before within this blog about asbestos, including cases where companies have ended up in court through negligence or ignorance. This week another company has been served a huge fine after putting people’s lives at risk (http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-sw-poole-investments.htm), and so it may be worth revealing a few unpleasant truths about asbestos, and exposing some common… Read the Full Post

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The Cape Asbestos Factory

Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally and were used in building materials as well as vehicle brakes. Its purpose was to stop corrosion and resist heat and was thus used in homes and buildings as insulation. Fortunately, asbestos has been banned in the UK since 1999, but history shows that authorities knew… Read the Full Post

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Why Asbestos Awareness is Important for the UK

Like so many other regions around the world, the United Kingdom has battled asbestos concerns for decades. Use of this toxic mineral occurred in just about every industry, placing millions of workers at risk for developing an asbestos-related disease later in life. Asbestos was utilized for its ability to insulate and fireproof materials. It was… Read the Full Post

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Fall from Height Results in Serious Head Injury

As health and safety consultants we often try to point out the dangers involved in working in construction.  Falls from height are one of the most common forms of injuries and deaths, and yet there are still construction firms who fail their employees by breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Accidents… Read the Full Post

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9/11 – The ongoing threat from Asbestos

On the 11th September 2001 a terrorist attack on New York City brought the World Trade Center crashing down.  On that day thousands of people died inside towers, including rescue workers who went in to help. 10 Years On: Now it is almost ten years after the event, and still people are dying and becoming… Read the Full Post

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