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General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination

General Motors fined thousands over asbestos contamination General Motors UK have been fined a whopping £120,000 over the discovery of asbestos contamination at their Vauxhall branch in Ellesmere Port. The car manufacturer was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after work being undertaken at the Ellesmere Port site back in 2014 was found to have […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign

BOHS Breathe Freely Initiative BOHS (The Chartered Society For Worker Health Protection) launched their new ‘Breathe Freely initiative’ back in April of this year which aims to control exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry. People who work in construction are at very high risk of developing lung cancer.  It is estimated […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 25, 2016

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears

IRA bomb Manchester Asbestos fears New fears have emerged after people working at the time of the IRA bomb Manchester in 1996 have gone on to develop asbestos-related cancer. It is believed they inhaled dust containing asbestos in the weeks following the bomb blast while taking part in the huge clean up. The bombing took place […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 11, 2016

9 Items you didn’t realise contain asbestos

9 items you didn’t realise contain asbestos By now, most of us will know about the dangers of asbestos and there being a high chance of it existing in older buildings, especially in ceiling materials and floor tiles, but what you may not realise is that many everyday and household items that you thought were […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 06, 2016
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