asbestos management News

  • Updated guidance on managing asbestos risks

    Updated guidance is now available to help those responsible for managing the risks from asbestos best protect those workers who may disturb it. 'Asbestos: The survey guide' is aimed at those who commission asbestos surveys, the surveyors who carry them out and those who use them such as architects and demolition or removal contractors. It replaces the MDHS 100 guidance and sets out the role of ...

  • Working safely with asbestos – update

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its Approved Code of Practice and guidance on working safely with asbestos. The change involves combining two Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) into one. As such, ACOP L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and ACOP L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) are now both consolidated into the revised ACOP L143 (Managing and ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Leading Asbestos Laboratory Helps Building Owners & Tenants Battle Asbestos Dangers

    EMSL Analytical offers asbestos testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to protect against airborne asbestos fibers. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 7th, 2010 It has been proven from countless scientific studies that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Monitoring the asbestos threat in UK schools

    In autumn 2006, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified that there was the potential for asbestos fibres to be released in particular circumstances in CLASP (system built) schools. HSE therefore,took immediate and positive action, advising all relevant dutyholders to visually check their CLASP (system built) school buildings and, where necessary, to seal gaps in column casings using ...

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Awarded Asbestos Abatement Project Management Services

    Hygieneering, Inc.’s asbestos group has been awarded a project management contract from large commercial office building in downtown Chicago.  The project will involve the design and management of asbestos containing fireproofing in support of the building 2012 renovations. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Asbestos deaths still rising in trades

    It kills 20 tradesmen a week and more than 4,000 people a year - more than the number of deaths from road accidents - but many workers are still unaware of the dangers of asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a nationwide campaign highlighting the risks faced by tradesmen in a bid to cut the rising number of deaths from asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. The ...

  • Freeing Europe safely from asbestos

    On 24 June 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) will be hosting a joint conference "Freeing Europe safely from asbestos" to discuss the continuing widespread risk of asbestos exposure to Europe's citizens and the steps that need to be taken to reduce it over the coming years. This event will be a follow-up action to the ...

  • ESG offers enhanced asbestos services

    Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is pleased to announce that it has extended its range of UKAS accredited services for analysing asbestos in soils, to include aggregates. ESG now offers a comprehensive three-stage quantification service, using UKAS accredited methods developed in-house, which covers: 1. Screening ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Asbestos offences cost couple 80,397GBP

    Two waste operators who ran an illegal site in Benfleet have today (Fri) been ordered to hand over 80,397GBP compensation, confiscation and fines by Chelmsford Crown Court. A1 Bins and Waste Ltd’s director David John Tuffen and manager Nigel Lee Hickman were given suspended prison sentences in February after Chelmsford Crown Court heard that the company illegally stored waste at Towerfields ...

  • Nevada charter schools to comply with asbestos regulations

    As a result of the EPA’s inspections, the schools have hired accredited inspectors to prepare a management plan for each school, and conduct further inspections. Under AHERA, local education agencies must appoint a designated person who is trained to oversee asbestos activities and ensure compliance with federal regulations. Finally, schools with asbestos-containing materials must conduct ...

  • Is asbestos risk lurking in your supply chain?

    The HSE ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign paints a bleak picture of the asbestos situation in the UK. Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK and can still be found in many unlikely places such as ceiling tiles, boilers, lofts, and guttering. If disturbed and inhaled, asbestos can cause a number of diseases – the most fatal of which are mesothelioma and ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Asbestos related deaths stay at record highs

    According to a new report from the Health and Safety Executive new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), deaths from mesothelioma stayed at record levels for the second year running. The updated figures show that there were 2,538 mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain in 2013, ...

  • Arizona Charter Schools Fined for Asbestos Violations

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing solutions to protect students, faculty and school administrators from the dangers associated with asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, June 7th, 2010 This spring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined three charter school operators in Arizona.  The schools were in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas.  ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA study looks for better asbestos removal technology

    Dallas, Texas – The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the release of a draft report that evaluates an alternative demolition process for buildings containing asbestos. Scientists and engineers from EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory and the Dallas regional office compared the current process of demolishing a dilapidated, asbestos-containing structure with a new ...

  • EPA Finalizes Libby Amphibole Asbestos Health Assessment

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of its final Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment today for Libby Amphibole Asbestos (LAA). This assessment analyzes the potential cancer and non-cancer human health effects from inhalation exposure to LAA, and includes the final Toxicological Review of LAA. In addition, using the toxicity values as well as ...

  • Unlicensed asbestos removal will be penalised warns HSE

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the building trade that companies and contractors will face prosecution if they remove asbestos without a licence. It follows HSE’s successful prosecution today (4 September) of three contractors who carried out unlicensed asbestos removal at Kelford School in Rotherham in 2006. Mansell Build Ltd (previously Birse Build Ltd) of Cheadle Hulme, ...

  • Asbestos products and waste: new classification system developed

    Researchers have presented a comprehensive new classification manual of asbestos-containing products (ACP), materials (ACM) and waste (ACW) in a recent study. They also mapped suitable landfill sites for the proper disposal of ACW in Italy and developed guidance on assigning ACW to correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes. The research will help operators engaged in asbestos waste disposal ...

  • San Diego Gas and Electric Convicted of Asbestos Violations

    SAN DIEGO, California, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - A federal jury in San Diego has found San Diego Gas and Electric Company guilty on three counts of violating asbestos work practice standards and one count of making false statements. The charges relate to the company's removal of asbestos from 9.23 miles of underground piping at the former Encanto Gas Holder facility in Lemon Grove, California, in ...

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