asbestos surveyor 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • UK warns failure to meet responsibilities when dealing with asbestos will be penalised

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reminds the building trade that failure to carry out checks and surveys for asbestos in property refurbishments is unacceptable. This warning follows the successful prosecution by HSE of a building surveyor who failed to meet his legal duties and carry out an asbestos survey during a refurbishment at 92-95 Livery Street, Birmingham. Raymond Joseph Boyle of ...

  • Healthcare Facilities in Puerto Rico and CMS Requirements to Reduce Legionella Risks

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a survey and certification memo last June stating requirements for healthcare facilities to develop and adhere to ASHRAE-compliant water management programs. These programs are meant to reduce the risk for Legionella and other bacterial and fungal pathogens associated with water systems.   Exposure to Legionella sources in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The HAZWOPER Training

     Certain industries are more at risk for being exposed to harmful substances than others. Employees who are regularly exposed or have the potential to be exposed to hazardous substances and wastes will benefit greatly from completing the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard or HAZWOPER training. Particularly, this includes those who are engaged in operations involving ...


    By The Asbestos Institute, Inc

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