4ni Home Northern Ireland Weather Forecast

Temp: 8°C

car insurance Northern Ireland by AXA Direct
Bridge Van Ltd
CPL NI
Best Kiln Dried Logs
bathshack.com
The Cotton Print Factory Shop Ltd.
ACE Distribution
Martin Phillips Carpets
Ticketmaster Ireland
The Mortgage Shop
Optilase Laser Eye Clinic

Northern Ireland News

4NI National News
10 December 2012

75 NI Asbestos Deaths A Year

Up to 75 deaths per year in Northern Ireland have asbestosis and/or mesothelioma as the primary or secondary cause of death, according to the General Register Office.

There are a further 40 lung cancer deaths per year in which asbestosis and/or mesothelioma has played a contributing factor.

The news comes as the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland launches a new training scheme.

'Asbestos Training Pledge NI' is free to enrol and will run for 12 weeks from 7 January to 29 March 2013.

Asbestos is likely to be found in properties built before 2000 and is commonly located in ceiling tiles, coating on ceilings, walls and as pipe insulation.

Those responsible for the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises have a legal duty to protect against the material.


HSENI's Head of Workplace Health, Cyril Anderson, said: "Everyone should avoid working with asbestos if possible. But, if you need to work with asbestos then make sure you have proper training before you start.

"By raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos and by promoting measures to help reduce its harmful effects, we can help protect the health of our workforce, and save lives.

"Asbestos Training Pledge NI offers a great opportunity to learn more about the dangers from asbestos and follows on from HSENI's 'Hidden Killer' and 'Duty to Manage' awareness campaigns.

"I'd encourage everyone who through their work may come into contact with asbestos to take advantage of this free training and to book a place today."

(IT/GK)
Bookmark and Share
Submit a news item
News Archive
News Archive For Dec 2012
CIP Insurance Brokers
Paschal J O
Torquetronix
CHOICE FLOORING Tiles & Bathrooms
Campbell Honda
Flagship media group
Colin Adams Motor Parts
Steppingstone Timber Products
Allianz Insurance Northern Ireland
Glendale Limousines ( Omagh ) Ltd
Reid Black Solicitors

NEWS ARCHIVE Northern Ireland News CUSTOMER LOGIN WEBMASTER RESOURCES WHATS NEW ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
Flagshp Media Group Ltd,
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel : (028) 90319008
Contact : Click Here
Directory terms
VER= yyz00000007 x yyz000000w48  0 Time=0.03125, DT=28/11/2014 15:40:00, 2888, 25518, 28409, J6946, 54.81.89.182,
ActAdSet=3, AdsetForTime=, Setforthisrotation=3,Banner=12, AT=1 Staticset=,

Up to 75 deaths per year in Northern Ireland have asbestosis and/or mesothelioma as the primary or secondary cause of death, according to the General Register Office. There are a further 40 lung canc..