Asbestos Identified in the Majority of Northern Ireland's Schools

This entry was posted on 29 November, 2022.

At OHSS, we regularly bring you blogs like this one that highlight the dangers of asbestos that still remain despite the material being banned in construction in the late 1990s. Today, we're here with a worrying discovery made about schools in Northern Ireland ... READ MORE

Asbestos News: €100m Center Parcs Longford Expansion Placed on Hold

This entry was posted on 14 November, 2022.

At OHSS, we have been helping to keep the Irish public safe from workplace hazards since 2001, with our expertise in asbestos abatement and occupational hygiene being second to none. Today, we bring you a story that relates to a hold-up in proposed expansion works ... READ MORE

Asbestos the Material & Why Protection Against It Is Needed

This entry was posted on 24 October, 2022.

Despite being outlawed in construction over 20 years ago, it is still one of the biggest workplace killers in existence. This highly dangerous material is known to lead to fatal illnesses, with 78% of all occupational cancers in the EU being associated with ... READ MORE

Builder Tells Couple Told to Paint Over ACM-Containing Wallpaper

This entry was posted on 03 October, 2022.

At OHSS, we offer assistance to anyone dealing with asbestos, ensuring that everyone in the vicinity is protected from what can be a deadly substance. Today, we bring you another story that highlights that the work of asbestos abatement companies is far from over ... READ MORE

Irish Asbestos News: Foreman Fined After Asbestos Exposure

This entry was posted on 30 September, 2022.

Hello and welcome to the latest OHSS blog series in which we take a look at the practices, methods and news from the world of occupational hygiene and asbestos abatement. Today, we’re here to bring you an item from the Irish news that illustrates that not ... READ MORE

As Many As 70 NI Government-Owned Buildings Contain Asbestos

This entry was posted on 12 September, 2022.

At OHSS, we've been helping to safeguard the Irish public from the dangers of asbestos since 2001, with our team offering help with asbestos surveys, asbestos monitoring and advice on safe asbestos removal and disposal. Today, however, we're bringing you some news ... READ MORE

5 Asbestos Facts You Really Need to Know

This entry was posted on 31 August, 2022.

While the world is tackling the pandemic that is the Coronavirus, there is a silent killer that doesn’t get quite as much press coverage, but still kills as many as 5,000 people in the UK each year. That silent killer is asbestos, the deadly banned ... READ MORE

Court Awards €370,000 to Family of Man Who Died From Mesothelioma

This entry was posted on 15 August, 2022.

At OHSS, we have been protecting Ireland from the dangers of asbestos exposure since 2001. From asbestos surveys to air monitoring, our services ensure that people in the vicinity of this deadly substance are safe and protected.  Today, however, we’re ... READ MORE

Asbestos ‘Must Go’ From Public Buildings By 2062 Say UK MPs

This entry was posted on 28 July, 2022.

After 5,000 asbestos-related workplace deaths were recorded in 2019 alone in the UK , UK MPs have called for the substance to be removed from all public and commercial buildings within 40 years. This figure makes asbestos the biggest workplace killer, despite all ... READ MORE

How Cancer Develops After Asbestos Exposure

This entry was posted on 14 July, 2022.

Since the late 1980s, asbestos has been banned from widespread use in construction. This is due to the fact that working with the substance is known to cause an aggressive type of cancer called mesothelioma. In this article, we take a brief look at how that ... READ MORE