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Furniture maker ignored asbestos warnings for 14 years

A furniture maker that failed to produce an asbestos management plan for 14 years would have faced an £800,000 penalty if it had not fallen into administration.

Jersey landmark should be closed as a sports venue on safety grounds, report finds

Fort Regent in Jersey’s capital St Helier should be closed as a sports and entertainment venue after an independent report identified safety issues.

Construction cos’ ceiling tile oversight exposed workers to asbestos

A principal contractor (PC) on a school refurb project and a construction firm appointed to carry out work on its behalf must pay fines totaling £112k after exposing workers for a subcontractor to asbestos fibres.

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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. 

Insight of the summit

One year on from the Health in Construction Leadership Group’s inaugural event, the UK’s leading construction client and contractor chief executives reviewed the programme’s progress in supporting initiatives for dust management and mental health. 

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