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EPA reschedules virtual peer review of draft risk evaluation for asbestos
 Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency has moved to June 8-11 a Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals virtual peer review of an EPA draft risk evaluation that states asbestos, a known human carcinogen, presents an unreasonable...
Statement from HSE regarding PPE and the asbestos industry at the current time
 The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has reported that the HSE has received a number of queries concerning the purchase and use of Type 5 coveralls. It has issued a statement as a reminder of existing guidance and advice.Purchase of coverallsWhen buying Type 5 coveralls,...
Company and director fined after failing to manage Asbestos safely
 Ace Recycling Limited and its sole director have been fined a total of £28,000 for health and safety breaches, including failing to ensure a suitable and sufficient assessment was completed to identify the presence of asbestos at a former factory site at Shaerf Drive, Lurgan.James...
Employer sentenced for failing to implement safe working practices for the removal of asbestos
  An employer has been sentenced for failing to reduce the exposure and spread of asbestos when demolishing a large pig shed.Lincolnshire Magistrates’ Court heard that, in July and August 2018, whilst carrying out demolition and asbestos removal works at the former pig shed on Caenby...
Asbestos exposure concerns at Aberdeen sheltered housing complex
 An Aberdeen sheltered housing manager fears staff, residents and visitors could have been put at risk by repeated exposure to asbestos.Emma Davis told BBC Scotland News she decided to speak out after repairs to a laundry room at Bridge of Dee Court revealed the presence of asbestos.She...
Coalition of attorneys general sue EPA over asbestos regulation
 San Francisco — Attorneys general of 10 states and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency’s refusal to issue a rule to further regulate asbestos – a known human carcinogen.In...
Disqualified directors ignored regulators' warnings about asbestos handling
from IOSH Magazine OnlineDisqualified directors ignored regulators’ warnings about asbestos handling16 July 2018Three directors who demonstrated “appalling” failures in the management of asbestos, exposing employees, the public and the environment to the carcinogenic material, have been...
Charitable trust and contractor fined for asbestos safety failings
A charitable trust and a contractor it employed has been fined for safety failings after disturbing asbestos and continuing to work in a building. The Williamson Trust is responsible for the running of a school academy where Mark Tucker was contracted to refurbish a building...
Chicago roofers exposed to dangerous asbestos hazards
Employer names: Continental Contractors, Niles, Illinois and Local Roofing Inc., Gurnee, IllinoisCitations received: Oct. 16, 2015Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Chicago North Area Office cited a contractor and...
HSE nvestigating Council asbestos removal
 Health and Safety Executive investigating Lydd Town Council's asbestos disposal08 March 2015by Sam Lennon slennon@thekmgroup.co.ukfrom: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/romney-marsh/news/safety-inspectors-probe-councils-asbestos-33030/The Health and Safety Executive is investigating...

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