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Asbestos event to illustrate importance of safety stickers

1st December 2009 | Health and Safety Signs

An event in Dorset has educated the construction industry about the dangers of asbestos and the importance of safety stickers in preventing exposure to the substance.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the Fulcrum campus, in Vantage Way, Poole, to deliver a seminar highlighting how asbestos can lead to the fatal disease mesothelioma and how protecting workers from the substance should be a priority.

As 20 tradesmen a week die from asbestos-related diseases, the sessions will "aim to give the next generation advice" on where they are most likely to find the substance and how to protect themselves from breathing in the potentially deadly fibres, the organisation stated.

Sarah Mallagh, HSE's asbestos expert, who led the session, commented: "The college tour and the wider campaign are about arming today's workforce with the information they need to take to protect themselves from this deadly dust."

Meanwhile, the HSE recently joined with the Working Well Together campaign to deliver an event in Cumbernauld highlighting how measures such as warning signs could help to reduce the risk of developing silicosis.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19487885-ADNFCR



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