domestic asbestos News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • China Asbestos Product Manufacturing Industry 2011

    China asbestos product manufacturing Industry, 2011 report is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the asbestos product manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to get market shares as China is boosting its domestic needs; ...


  • Council fined after school caretaker exposed to asbestos

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning employers they must ensure all relevant employees are aware of the location of asbestos in the workplace after a school caretaker was exposed to hazardous dust. North Tyneside Council today pleaded guilty to five breaches of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002. It was fined £17,005 and ordered to pay £3,911 costs at North Tyneside ...

  • 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 HSE warns: unlicensed stripping of asbestos will be penalised

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the building trade that companies or individual contractors removing asbestos without holding the necessary licences face prosecution. This move follows the HSE prosecution of Roger Lee Lavender, the managing director of a company, Secal Laser Ltd, for the unlicensed removal of asbestos insulation boards from the company's Telford factory. Surveys, ...

  • HSE warns exposing untrained workers to asbestos will be penalised

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning that firms exposing workers to asbestos would be penalised. It added that electrical contracting companies and other building and refurbishment trades must provide suitable asbestos awareness training to employees or face prosecution. This move follows the HSE prosecution of Scriven Electrical Contractors Ltd of Cornwallis Road, West Bromwich for ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • HSE warns companies to follow correct asbestos handling procedures

    The Health and Safety Executive has warned firms to properly assess risks when working with asbestos and ensure, if necessary, only licensed contractors are used. The call follows the prosecution on 4 February 2009 of Westpoint Schoolcare Ltd for breaching Regulations 5, 8(1) and 11 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. The firm from Gorton, Manchester was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay ...

  • Leading Asbestos Lab Experts Return From ASTM Johnson Conference

    EMSL Celebrates 30th Anniversary our leading experts from EMSL Analytical, Inc. recently returned from The ASTM Johnson Conference.  The conference sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality was  held last week at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Objectives of the conference were asbestos monitoring, with emphasis on topics such as the current regulatory ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM C428 / C428M - 05(2011)e1 Standard Specification for Asbestos-Cement Nonpressure Sewer Pipe

    This specification covers requirements relating to asbestos-cement nonpressure sewer pipes, joints, and fittings suitable for use with gravity flow, intended for sewerage and drainage applications from point of use to point of treatment or disposal. It defines certain conditions of manufacture, classification, characteristics, and acceptance tests applicable to these products. ...


    By ASTM International

  • CDM 2015 Consultation – What is Changing?

    There’s a huge shake-up planned for CDM Regulations. How will this affect all those involved in construction work? What are the proposed changes? The consultation proposes significant changes in the following areas: Major simplification of the regulations Replacement of ACoP with targeted guidance Replacement of the CDM-C role with a ‘principal ...

  • Outlook Taiwan: returning from the slump with amended substance legislation

    Taiwan is on the go again. As an electronics exporting country, Taiwan is estimated to soon make up for the losses inflicted by the global recession last year. As employment figures are expected to grow, it may also return as a consumer market.Taiwan is largely dependent on China. Now, the demand for electronic products from the mainland is increasing with predicted growth in its electronics ...


  • EMSL Analytical opens new laboratory across the border in Canada

    The new facility is part of EMSL’s calculated domestic and international expansion.EMSL Analytical, the leader in providing cutting edge laboratory services and products, is proud to announce their continued strategic expansion with a June 2009 grand opening of a new Canadian laboratory. The new facility adds to the existing network of close to 40 EMSL and LA Testing locations, bringing dedicated ...


  • Export of Toxic Ghost Ships to UK Ended

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The Bush administration's plan to export nine ex-naval 'Ghost Fleet' vessels from the James River in Virginia to Teesside, England for scrapping has itself been finally scrapped, according to British ship-breaker Able UK. American environmental groups responsible for first blocking the deal in 2003 applauded its end as a victory for American recyclers, and for national ...

  • Overview of new CDM Regulations

    Guest blogger Ai Solutions provides an update on the proposed new CDM 2014 Regulations. On March 13th 2013 the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) received a presentation from HSE on the revision to the CDM 2007 Regulations. The presentation has now been published on the HSE website - CDM Revised Regulatory Package Update. The declared objectives of the new regulations will be: ...

  • Foster Wheeler Awarded Feasibility Study for Refinery Modernization in Albania

    Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a feasibility study by Albanian Refining & Marketing of Oil sh.a. (ARMO) relating to the modernization of two refineries, located at Ballsh and Fier in Albania. The Foster Wheeler contract value was not disclosed and will be included ...


  • New series of ISO standards assists stakeholders in recycling ships

    ISO has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers. Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other environmentally ...

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