Firms urged to refocus on asbestos dangers

As we mark Global Asbestos Awareness Week, businesses and tradespeople are being urged to refocus on the dangers posed by the deadly fibres. Major health and safety bodies are urging tradespeople and employers to reflect on how they manage the risks posed by asbestos during their work. Global Asbestos Awareness Week Global Asbestos Awareness...

HSE launches new campaign for asbestos awareness

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched its new campaign to improve asbestos awareness for people working in the construction industry. The Asbestos & You campaign will target all tradespeople but will particularly focus on younger workers in trades who have recently joined the industry in order to improve knowledge about the risks...

Charity calls for greater awareness of ‘awful toll’ of asbestos exposure

Charities, campaign groups and other organisations are calling for greater awareness of the dangers of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres. Tomorrow (Friday 2nd July) is Action Mesothelioma Day, with the annual event being held virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions. Ahead of the awareness day, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has joined...