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    Health and Safety News

    Workplace safety group to focus on asbestos

    By Jonathan Brown on September 14, 2017

    Workplace safety group to focus on asbestos

    A workplace health and safety charity is putting its focus on asbestos this autumn.

    New faculty and roadshow

    BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, is launching a new faculty for asbestos professionals called the Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM) in London on October 11.

    On the same day, BOHS will launch its asbestos roadshows that take place during October and November.

    The roadshows are being run by BOHS and the Health and Safety Executive. They aim to keep workers up to date with key developments in the industry, including information regarding the duty to manage, and the HSE’s asbestos analyst inspection programme.

    The roadshows will also showcase the benefits of FAAM, and how it can benefit individuals and the asbestos industry.

    Asbestos exposure still a major problem

    The new facility will look at subjects like asbestos in soils, the legal perspective and sentencing guidelines, and the HSE’s Analyst inspection programme.

    The roadshows’ will take place in London, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Manchester.

    Asbestos kills around 5,000 workers every year, with around 20 tradesmen dying a week as a result of past exposure.

    The UK has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma (a type of cancer linked to asbestos exposure) in the world.

    FAAM aims to pursue excellence for those in asbestos assessment and management profession, and establish, develop and maintain standards of competence in asbestos assessment and management practice for those who are members of FAAM.

    Reference: BOHS

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    Date Published: September 14, 2017

    Author: Jonathan Brown

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