Archive October 2012

Sandy Leaves Asbestos Danger In Its Wake

It looks like the super-storm 'Sandy' that hit America recently has increased the threat of Asbestos exposure. Asbestos and Mesothelioma News stated that asbestos was used so liberally in the construction of America in the 20th century that an event such as 'Sandy' brings dangers in the debris. When it is encapsulated asbestos poses little danger. However, when disturbed and disrupted - which happens during this kind of disaster - it becomes airborne and potentially lethal. For more on this article...
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Waste & Recycling Deaths

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning the waste and recycling industry to renew efforts to improve worker safety, following a spate of deaths over the summer. In the light of this report and with the Waste Regulations under the cosh at the moment it would seem prudent to re-evaluate their relevance. For more on this story visit HSE warning over waste and recycling summer death toll.
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Newsletter - October 2012

The October 2012 edition of the Ai Solutions Newsletter is now available: October Newsletter.
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HSE Cost-Recovery Scheme Now In Force

The HSE's much-publicised cost-recovery scheme, Fee for Intervention (FFI), came into force on October 1st 2012. Many contractors and clients are concerned about the impact it will have on their businesses. However the HSE is defending its introduction by saying that the scheme is designed to shift the cost of health and safety enforcement from the public purse to businesses that contravene health and safety laws. Under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, the HSE has a duty to charge...
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