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Government to review policies on asbestos in schools

The Government has confirmed it will review its policies on asbestos in schools once an independent advisory committee has issued its findings on the relative vulnerability of children to the substance. Giving evidence to the Education Select Committee last week, Schools minister David Laws informed MPs of the Government’s intention to carry out a review […]

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Queen announces support for asbestos victims

Legislation will be introduced to ensure sufferers of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma receive compensation where no liable employer or insurer can be traced, it has been announced in the Queen’s Speech. As well as introducing the Mesothelioma Bill, today’s Speech ““ which marked the official opening of Parliament (8 May) ““ formally announced the Government’s […]

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Annual construction blitz reveals little change in safety standards

Almost one in five construction sites visited across Britain as part of an annual inspections campaign required enforcement action to be taken. During a month-long initiative that ended 10 days ago, HSE inspectors visited a total of 2363 sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place and saw 2976 contractors. It is the sixth […]

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Mystery As Asbestos Cancer Takes Man’s Life

A distraught mother broke down yesterday after she told how her young son died from a rare form of cancer normally associated with exposure to asbestos fibres. Thomas Harry Martin, 28, recently passed away after suffering from malignant mesothelioma, which is normally the cause of death of older workers who have been exposed to asbestos […]

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Firms Prosecuted For Asbestos Exposure

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court has heard how a number of workers and Royal Navy personnel were exposed to asbestos after pipes lined with the material were left on a roadside before being put in an open skip and transferred to a salvage yard. The pipes that were lined with asbestos insulation were removed from HMS Sultan […]

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