Only 77% of England’s Schools Reporting Asbestos Conditions By the Required Date

This entry was posted on 15 February, 2019.

In a worrying turn of events, the UK’s public accounts committee (PAC) has produced a report relating to asbestos abatement activities in schools across England. The report states that over 23% of those schools did not meet the May 2017 deadline for ... READ MORE



Northern Irish Trader Sentenced for Negligence Regarding During Asbestos Removal

This entry was posted on 14 February, 2019.

In an item of news that highlights the challenges still faced by asbestos abatement companies, a contractor from Portadown, Jonathan Belshaw, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to comply with asbestos regulations when conducting steel removal ... READ MORE



New Canadian Asbestos Regulations Come Into Force at the End of 2018

This entry was posted on 04 January, 2019.

At OHSS Safety Consultants, since 2001, we have been helping businesses across Ireland to avoid the inherent risk that is posed by the presence of asbestos in buildings that were built before the ban came into place. As part of our mission to raise awareness about ... READ MORE



Asbestos News: The Impact Being Felt on Renovation Workers Exposed to Asbestos in the 70s and 80s

This entry was posted on 13 December, 2018.

Before it was banned at the end of the 1990s, asbestos had been one of the most widely used construction materials around. The lack of asbestos regulations at the time resulted in thousands of workmen and DIY-ers being exposed repeatedly to the substance that is ... READ MORE



OHSS Environmental Health News - Cancer Cluster Investigated at Ulster University Campus

This entry was posted on 03 December, 2018.

At OHSS Safety Consultants, we have our finger on the pulse on all matters relating to asbestos abatement, asbestos disposal and in this case asbestos-related news. Here we look at a recent news item in Northern Ireland about some highly concerning events. In a ... READ MORE



Further Evidence of Unlicensed Asbestos Removal Occurring in the UK

This entry was posted on 15 November, 2018.

In a case that highlights the fact that current asbestos regulations are not being adhered to by everyone in the industry, a Norwich based construction firm has been hit with a fine of £90,000 for performing unlicensed asbestos cleaning works. The unnamed ... READ MORE



Identifying and Analysing Asbestos in Bulk Building Materials

This entry was posted on 01 November, 2018.

When asbestos is present in any given building, it’s not always easy to identify it with the naked eye, even if the person viewing it is highly trained in doing so. That’s because asbestos is sometimes mixed in with bulk building materials, which can ... READ MORE



Risk Assessment Training from OHSS Safety Consultants

This entry was posted on 24 October, 2018.

In the modern workplace, there are many potential threats to employee safety and knowing how to manage them all effectively is an absolute necessity. The good news is that at OHSS, we have courses to help educate you and your employees in all manner of ... READ MORE



Authorities In the Netherlands Order All Asbestos to be Removed from Roofs by 2024

This entry was posted on 18 October, 2018.

At OHSS Safety Consultants, we are on a mission to help to educate Irish business on the dangers of improper asbestos removal and the importance of adhering to all current asbestos regulations. As part of this ongoing quest, we keep a keen eye on news from the ... READ MORE



OHSS Safety Consultants - Raising Mesothelioma Awareness

This entry was posted on 14 October, 2018.

At OHSS, we are fighting a constant battle against the presence of asbestos in the modern world and the risks to health that it represents. Despite being banned from use in construction and manufacturing in 1999, this hazardous substance still exists in buildings ... READ MORE







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