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Daughter of former Fife Councillor demands better care for Asbestos Victims

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Asbestos victims need better care says Scottish MP Claire Baker, a Fife Labour MSP says that asbestos victims should be better cared for. She was speaking out following the death of her father one year ago. Her father died from exposure to asbestos. Mrs Baker has recently joined the appeal […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 12, 2018

Train maintenance worker receives asbestosis diagnosis

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Asbestos disease diagnosis for former Bolton train worker Jeffrey Smith aged 71, who worked as a train maintenance worker at the Horwich Loco Works in Bolton, was diagnosed with an asbestos disease in December 2016. He worked at the site from 1962-1972 as an apprentice fitter and turner for British Rail. […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 05, 2018

Derelict school granted thousands to remove asbestos

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Derelict school granted thousands to remove asbestos A derelict school in Nottingham is set to receive hundreds of thousands of pounds to remove asbestos from it’s buildings. Elms Primary school in St Ann’s was built in the 1940’s and closed it’s doors in August 2008. Nottingham City Council contracted a firm to remove asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Mar 05, 2018

Manufacturing company and contractor fined following exposure to asbestos

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Exposure to asbestos – Companies fined As reported by the HSE, two different companies were recently prosecuted in court after they failed to prevent workers from the risk of exposure to asbestos. Mr Frank Allan of the company known as Jet Blast and Maintenance, was employed by the Carter Brothers […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 21, 2018

Licensed asbestos contractor new handover form

Article Updated On March 22, 2018 New asbestos regulations 2018 As of 15th February 2018, new asbestos regulations have come into force whereby any licensed asbestos removal contractors should complete a new ‘Handover Form’ on completion of the cleaning of an asbestos enclosure or work area. This form should then be given to the asbestos […]

Read the full article | Published Feb 20, 2018

Actinolite jewelry poses asbestos health risk

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Online stores selling actinolite jewelry despite asbestos risk Unbelievably, there are online stores such as Etsy selling actinolite jewelry, despite it containing deadly asbestos. This came to our attention this week after various asbestos campaigners voiced their concerns on facebook. Campaigners shared a link to Etsy which revealed a substantial amount […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 23, 2018

Claire’s accused of using asbestos in makeup

Article Updated On June 17, 2019Claire’s accused of using asbestos in makeup A popular high street store has come under fire after a woman in the USA accused them of using asbestos in makeup products they sell. Kristi Warner’s daughter had been given a glitter makeup set as a gift, purchased from Claire’s. Ms Warner […]

Read the full article | Published Jan 23, 2018

Asbestos danger – the hidden killer still amongst us

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Asbestos danger – The Hidden Killer Still Amongst Us There’s legal requirement to manage asbestos danger to ensure people’s safety therefore it is so important to carry out an asbestos survey, however in 2017 is this regulation being adhered to? It is a topic that Paul Beaumont – CEO of […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 23, 2017

Old fridges riddled with asbestos dumped outside gym in Wales

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Old fridges riddled with asbestos dumped outside gym in Wales Asbestos removers have been called in after two fridges containing sheets of asbestos had been dumped outside a boxing gym in Wales. The gym is very popular with children and has up to 25 children visiting daily. Fridges and building […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2017

Co-Founder of games company dies of mesothelioma

Article Updated On March 22, 2018Co-Founder of games company dies of mesothelioma Co-founder of games company dies of mesothelioma – James Cove, who was one of the co-founders of Gamesman had been battling for 3 years with mesothelioma and has died at the age of 45. Gamesman, who are specialists in gaming machine solutions, known worldwide, […]

Read the full article | Published Nov 13, 2017
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