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    ACTION ON MESOTHELIOMA DAY

    British Lung Foundation raise awareness of incurable asbestos related cancer

    Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer and the great majority of cases will be due to exposure to asbestos.

    The British Lung Foundation campaigns to raise awareness of mesothelioma and to improve the treatment and care of people who are affected by it.

    This campaigning culminates each year on Action Mesothelioma Day (2 July)

    Those working in the building trades are more likely than other workers to be exposed to asbestos and the associated diseases.

    Asbestos not just a problem of the past

    Said Chair of HSE, Judith Hackitt,

    “Asbestos is not a problem of the past. It could be present in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000. In good condition, undisturbed and properly managed, asbestos does not pose a significant health risk.

    Those most at risk are tradesmen such as joiners, electricians and plumbers who routinely disturb the fabric of buildings as part of their work. Through our ‘Hidden Killer’ campaign we are working hard to help tradesmen appreciate that they are at risk and advise them on how to protect themselves.

    It makes eminent sense to also remind householders of the dangers they may encounter when doing DIY work themselves.”

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    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 7th NOV 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

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    Posted on 7th November 2018

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    Posted on 1st November 2018

    DEATH FAILED TO TRIGGER PREVENTIVE ACTION

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    Posted on 29th October 2018

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    CISRS LAUNCH SYSTEM SCAFFOLD INSPECTION COURSES

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    Posted on 24th October 2018

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    Posted on 24th October 2018

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    Industry body publishes simple guidance on MEWP stranding actions

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    Posted on 24th October 2018

    HSE PUBLISH RIDDOR DATA VISUALISATION TOOL

    hselogo1Construction injury records made more relevant and easily used

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    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

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    Posted on 22nd October 2018

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    Posted on 18th October 2018
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