Silverdell Plc The History of Asbestos in the UK The Story So Far


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Asbestos uses and regulations timeline and infographic

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Silverdell Plc The History of Asbestos in the UK The Story So Far

  1. 1. THE HISTORY OF ASBESTOS IN THE UK – THE STORY SO FAR...ASBESTOS USES AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE 1992 Control of Asbestos at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations replaced Merchant Shipping & Fishing Vessels 1969 the 1985 Regulations Asbestos Regulations 1999 (Health & Safety at Work) (Asbestos) Regulations 2010 in the UK Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations Blue asbestos (Crocidolite) Final comprehensive 2006 Safety overalls 1987 1988 Respiratory equipment must be worn must be worn Control of Asbestos Regulations 1931 Control of Asbestos at Work Asbestos (Prohibitions) ban on asbestos Introduction of the Compensation Act Asbestos Industry Regulations (Amendment) Regulations Regulations 1985 White asbestos (Chrysotile) Asbestos (Prohibitions) 1998 2002 1960 Regulations Asbestos (Licensing) Introduces Duty to Manage Ship Building and Ship (Amendment) Regulations inrecognition of the failure Repairing Regulations 1983 Control of Asbestos at Work of employers to safely Asbestos (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations manage asbestos Brown asbestos Regulations (Amosite)1906 1930 1967 1972First documented Merewether Report UK imports of asbestos peaked First successful personal 1994 2002 2011asbestos related Mesothelioma Register and injury claim Statistical Supplement to the Fairchild v Glenhaven Supreme Court – Diane Willmoredeath Asbestosis Registers established Annual Report of the HSC Funeral Services case and Enid Costello 1995 1996 1968 1970 Professor Julian Peto et al. report Robin Howie et al release a report published showing asbestos deaths showing RPE supplied for protection 2006 2012 1924 British Occupational Voluntary ban on UK imports of were increasing at an alarming rate. against asbestos was vastly inferior to Barker v Corus case Supreme Court Nellie Kershaw, English Hygiene Society raw crocidolite (blue asbestos) proposed safety Asbestos workers morbidity and 25% of deaths were away from manufacturers claims when used in textile worker, first limit mortality survey established manufacturing industries ie the ‘real’ world published medical case carpenters, plumbers and other trades of asbestosis 1965 1980Newhouse and Thompson Publish ‘Mesothelioma Of Pleura And Voluntary ban on UK imports of 1999 Dangerous Substances Safety overalls Respiratory equipmentPeritoneum Following ExposureTo Asbestos In The London Area’ raw amosite (brown asbestos) must be worn must be wornestablishing the link between cancers and asbestos deaths away Directive (EC) Amended Cancer from manufacturing processes © Copyright 2012 Silverdell Plc. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. WWW.SILVERDELL.PLC.UK/INDUSTRY-RESOURCES
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