US EPA Announces Near Total Ban on Importing and Manufacturing of Asbestos

This entry was posted on 16 May, 2019.

In a major move this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States has announced that with immediate effect, a near-total ban on the importing and manufacturing of asbestos is in place. According to the EPA’s assistant administrator, ... READ MORE

Real-time Asbestos Fibre Detection from the Harley Scientific Fibre Check

This entry was posted on 23 April, 2019.

In order to protect people during asbestos removal and disposal works, asbestos abatement companies conduct both asbestos surveys and real-time airborne fibre monitoring. This requires the use of specialised electronic monitoring equipment which is far quicker ... READ MORE

Thousands of Avoidable Asbestos Exposure Cases Still Occurring, According to Survey

This entry was posted on 19 April, 2019.

According to a recent survey that was funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), a significant number of companies and contractors are still not adhering to basic asbestos regulations, despite the danger to life presented by the improper ... READ MORE

Asbestos - The Material That Still Represents Danger in 2019

This entry was posted on 19 March, 2019.

Despite being banned from use in construction back at the end of the 1990s, asbestos represents a considerable danger to health today. That’s because it was used so widely in construction during the decades leading up to the ban that it still exists in vast ... READ MORE

Asbestos Removal Management from OHSS Safety Consultants

This entry was posted on 07 March, 2019.

In terms of occupational hazards, there is no bigger killer than asbestos and it’s a substance that is still harming people every single day. This is, in part, due to the lack of awareness of the seriousness of the presence of asbestos, which often results ... READ MORE

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