Asbestos is the term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres. Breathing in these fibres can seriously and irreparably damage your lungs. There are four main diseases associated with breathing in asbestos fibres:
Here are a few historical facts you may not be aware of:
Asbestos is one of the hazards covered by the IOSH Managing Safely course. This excellent risk management-based health and safety course teaches delegates how to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments and to apply the hierarchy of risk control to eliminate or reduce the risk so far as is reasonably practicable. Common workplace hazards are explained and discussed throughout the course and delegates are motivated to go back to the workplace and make it safer. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has responsibility for the safety of themselves and others at work.
If you are interested in more information, or if you would like to book a course for your team, please feel free to give me a call or email for further details.
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