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Taking risks with asbestos

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work related fatalities, and is still present in many buildings from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Today, the workers most at risk of contracting an asbestos related disease are those in construction related trades who conduct maintenance work on these buildings. This report presents the results of 60 interviews with maintenance workers (including electricians, joiners/carpenters, plumbers/heating engineers, and painters/ decorators), who discuss their attitudes towards, knowledge about, and behaviour around, asbestos.

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