Posts Tagged ‘schools’

Massachusetts begins asbestos safety campaign in schools

8 Mar 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

ago official seal 1 100x100 Massachusetts begins asbestos safety campaign in schoolsThe state of ’ new “Healthy Buildings, Healthy Air” campaign is taking aim at asbestos.

The campaign, created by state Attorney General Maura Healey, will educate at-risk populations, including children, the elderly and low-income families, about protection from asbestos through a multi-faceted approach that partners state agencies with local school districts, according to a press release by the Attorney General’s Office. (more…)


UK schools plagued by asbestos safety concerns, report says

27 Feb 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

asbestos warning 100x100 UK schools plagued by asbestos safety concerns, report saysThe United Kingdom’s schools are facing a serious health crisis after a government report has found thousands of schools are failing to follow safety guidelines.

One-fifth of schools that responded to the government survey were found to be “not fully compliant” with asbestos procedures, according to The Telegraph, and of that fifth, 100 were deemed “a significant cause for concern” and required intervention. The Department for Education said it emailed schools and determined the asbestos issues are now safe. (more…)


Asbestos exposure in UK schools costs local governments

5 Dec 2016 by Sarah Mahan under News

renovations South Oak Cliff High School 100x100 Asbestos exposure in UK schools costs local governmentsAsbestos exposure in schools has forced local governments in the United Kingdom to pay millions to staff and students affected by the mineral known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

New figures released by BBC News after Freedom of Information Requests show 32 councils have settled claims topping £10 million with former teachers, students and staff concerning the presence of asbestos in schools.  (more…)