LRD Booklets February 2007

Tackling asbestos at work - a trade unionist's guide

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Introduction (309 words)

Asbestos is the biggest workplace killer in the UK. It is found in hundreds of thousands of workplaces - in offices, schools, hospitals, factories, ...

1. The extent of asbestos exposure (1433 words)

Asbestos is a term used for a number of naturally occurring minerals that have crystallised to form fibres. The three main types of asbestos ...

2. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (4590 words)

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2737) came into force on 13 November 2006. The regulations reduce exposure limits and introduce mandatory training ...

3. Unions and safety campaigns (5941 words)

National unions have run campaigns, issued guidance, negotiated agreements and supported reps on asbestos for many years. ...

4. Compensation (1200 words)

Unions continue to support members in claiming compensation for asbestos-related diseases. ...

Further information (567 words)

Hazards, PO Box 4042, Sheffield, S8 2DG; tel: 0114 235 2074; www.hazards.org ...