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Shrewsbury NHS trust fined after disturbing asbestos

An NHS hospital has been sentenced over the disturbance of asbestos during the refurbishment of an accommodation block. 

Notify Sea King maintenance staff of potential exposure to asbestos, union urges

Unite has called on defence secretary Penny Mordaunt to ensure that all Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff who worked on the Sea King helicopters are warned they may have been exposed to asbestos.

‘Careless’ contractor fined for unlicensed asbestos removal

A building contractor has been sentenced for carrying out unsafe asbestos removal work without a licence during a garage conversion.

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House of hazards

When domestic accidents are a major contributor to sick leave, shouldn’t OSH practitioners do more to promote home safety? 

Graham Parker, Mapeley Estates

As he steps down from IOSH’s most senior elected post, we talk to the 50th president about a packed 12 months and keeping on top of his day job. 

OH 2017: Northern exposures

Brexit, mental health in construction, asbestos surveys and industrial sweeping were among the topics aired at the British Occupational Hygiene Society’s (BOHS) annual gathering in Harrogate. 

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