On 28th April 2015, Worker Memorial Day, BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, will launch a new initiative called Breathe Freely in partnership with Constructing Better Health, Land Securities and Mace. The purpose of this initiative is to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry.
BOHS has called for careful monitoring and risk assessments conducted by suitably qualified asbestos professionals in order to address the challenging question of how to deal with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in schools.
As the public debate on asbestos in schools continues, most recently with BBC news reports on the subject, and some suggestions that the material could be present in up to nine out of ten schools in the UK, BOHS, the Chartered Society for worker health protection, says that a measured approach is needed.
© British Occupational Hygiene Society