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Asbestos charity DAST wins lottery funds.

DAST, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team are a registered charity offering help for victims of asbestos related disease. The charity helps with industrial injuries, and government presentation schemes. DAST was named charity of the year in 2014 by IATP (International Asbestos Training Providers). DAST works with sufferers and the families of Mesothelioma victims, an aggressive […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 23, 2015

Families of Mesothelioma & Asbestos victims urging former colleagues to come forward.

Sadly, in the past we have seen many examples of employers failing to take responsibility for the safety of workers. With Mesothelioma taking usually an average of 30 years to show signs and develop, today we are seeing a high number of cases of death due to exposure in the 1960’s – 1980’s when asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 19, 2015

Waltham Forest Council to face sentencing for asbestos failures.

Waltham Forest Council is awaiting sentencing for allowing workers to be exposed to asbestos in the basement of their town hall building. The case has been set for March 30th at the Crown Court after the judge decided the case was too serious a matter for the magistrate’s court, which could only fine a maximum […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 17, 2015

Council working with Building firm to manage and remove asbestos from homes.

Three rivers district council in Watford has budgeted £150,000 to investigate asbestos in around 3700 homes within the district. The budget has also been specified to potentially remove asbestos from the domestic properties. Thrive Homes bought the council housing in 2008 agreeing to pay the first £1M for asbestos removal, management and investigations. This figure […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 13, 2015

Mother of asbestos victim takes campaign to Italy.

Mary Law lost her 51 year old son, Roy Shipley, to Mesothelioma of the abdomen, an asbestos related disease in 2010. Mr Shipley was exposed to deadly asbestos fibres during his work as an electrician in asbestos ridden factories. The deadly disease Mesothelioma is common amongst tradespeople working in industries with heavy asbestos exposure. There […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 12, 2015

Increased compensation for asbestos victims.

New compensation laws brought in by the government mean that victims of asbestos related disease such as Mesothelioma can now receive up to £54,000 extra in compensation. The rules introduced in 10th February 2015 means that people diagnosed with Mesothelioma from this date onwards will be eligible, and benefit from the increased compensation under the […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 11, 2015

Retailer fined for Asbestos risk.

The retail firm B&M Retail Ltd has been fined for breaching health and safety regulation regarding asbestos in their shop unit in Dalkeith. The incident took place in store on January 23rd 2010 when smoke began to come out of a light fitting. The store manager went on to smash a ceiling tile to gain […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 10, 2015

NHS recovery of medical costs for asbestos related disease law overruled.

Since 2013 Wales has been in an ongoing legal dispute which is trying to force companies and their insurers to cover medical costs of staff that have been exposed to asbestos and made been made ill by the substance. Today The Supreme Court has given the decision on the bill. The bill would have recovered […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 09, 2015

Asbestos management in schools

Asbestos is present in 90% of schools in England. Despite knowing the deadly risks of asbestos exposure the authorities continue to not take action. Management reports were being carried out early 2014 and the management report should have been produced June 2014 but it has still not been published, and is not expected to be […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 06, 2015

Exposure to asbestos caused by disasters

Whilst it is well know that asbestos is a threat to tradespeople and construction workers who come into contact with asbestos through their work many other people can also be exposed due to world disasters. Airborne debris that comes from buildings that have been destroyed can include asbestos dust, especially is that building was built […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 05, 2015
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