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Asbestos – ignore it at your peril – Event

Your duty to manage explained.

Asbestos Events

This free event is being organised by ‘The Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum’, a partnership between Local Businesses, HSE and Harrogate Borough Council.

Date

Wednesday 3rd September 2014 – registration and exhibition from 12:15pm – 13:00pm

Location

The Pavilions, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

Event overview

Fact: Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. Read more

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Asbestos exposure in schools: are you aware of the risks?

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), ‘asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK’.

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that has been a popular building material since the 1950s. It is used as an insulator (to keep in heat and keep out cold), has good fire protection properties and protects against corrosion.

When these fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious diseases that are responsible for around 4,500 deaths a year. There are four main diseases caused by asbestos: mesothelioma (which is always fatal), lung cancer (almost always fatal), asbestosis (not always fatal, but it can be very debilitating) and diffuse pleural thickening (not fatal)…

Click on the link below to read the rest of the IBB Solicitors briefing.

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