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Category: Asbestos

Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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New figures show all time low in fatal injuries to workers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New figures released today indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record.

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HSE announces results of asbestos management in schools inspections 2013/14

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the results of its latest asbestos in schools inspection initiative, which took place in 2013/14.

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Shropshire director jailed for illegal supply of asbestos sheeting after worker fell to his death

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A 64-year-old Shropshire man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after his company illegally supplied roofing panels containing asbestos.

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Asbestos firm’s errors exposed workers to hidden killer

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A specialist asbestos removal company has been fined after it exposed workers to dangerous fibres during demolition of a former school building.

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Suffolk firm in court after homeowners exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Suffolk building contractor has been fined after it exposed workers and homeowners to potentially fatal asbestos material during work on a garage extension at a home in Ipswich.

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Worker in court after asbestos exposure

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A supervisor in charge of removing asbestos from a Canterbury school boiler house has been prosecuted after he recklessly exposed himself to the potentially-dangerous material.

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Health and Safety Newsletter – Spring issue out now

Friday, May 16, 2014

This edition: How do your health and safety skills measure up? Dangerous industries – working together to find solutions, health and safety myths – telling porkies about the dangers of crackling, plus accident case studies, court cases and much more.

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Firm in court for failing to communicate known asbestos risk

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Battersea building firm has been fined for failing to highlight the known presence of asbestos insulating board (AIB) at a Berkshire warehouse – exposing a foreman and others to potential harm when it was ripped out during refurbishment work.

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Tackling occupational disease

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HSE has launched new occupational disease web pages and an online community site. Occupational disease is a big problem and organisations are already taking steps to reduce the burden. We want you to get involved – join our online community, set up to encourage the exchange of ideas and initiatives for tackling occupational disease.

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Developer in court for breaking asbestos safety code

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Bristol property developer has been fined after it exposed employees to asbestos while working on a former Marks and Spencer shop building.

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Portsmouth company in court over asbestos exposure dangers

Monday, March 31, 2014

A Portsmouth demolition firm faced criminal charges in court today (31 March) after stripping more than 50 metres of potentially-deadly asbestos board without a license and potentially putting workers at risk.

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Bath building contractors exposed workers to deadly asbestos dust

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Bath building contractor exposed two of its employees to asbestos dust while working at a residential property in the city, a court heard today (19 March).

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Suffolk firm in court after workers exposed to asbestos

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Suffolk window replacement company has been fined after it exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material during work to replace window units at a school in Bury St Edmunds.

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Housing trust and two firms fined for potential asbestos risk

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A trust providing housing and care for the elderly and two firms hired to carry out refurbishment work at its premises in Alnwick have been fined after staff and residents were put at risk of exposure to asbestos.

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Rochdale workers exposed to asbestos fibres for five years

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Rochdale-based re-upholstery firm and company director have been fined after workers were exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres for nearly five years.

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Surrey firm in court after asbestos find at girls’ school

Monday, January 13, 2014

A building contractor has been fined for ignoring asbestos safety rules after the potentially deadly material was discovered in a basement area at the independent Woldingham girls’ school in Caterham.

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L143 – Managing and working with asbestos: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Monday, December 23, 2013

This revised publication consolidates the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance text for employers about work which disturbs, or is likely to disturb, asbestos, asbestos sampling and laboratory analysis.

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Health board fined for asbestos failings

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Scottish health board has been fined for a safety failing that led to several workers being exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during a seven-year period.

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Revised guidance on managing and controlling asbestos

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos.

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