Possible asbestos exposure at Sudbury Hospital Services

February 26, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By: Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life  Jan 26, 2015 Facility provides laundry and dishwashing services to HSN The Ministry of Labour confirmed it is investigating possible exposure to asbestos at Sudbury Hospital Services, a facility that provides laundry and dishwashing services for Health Sciences North. The ministry received a […]

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Continuing health threat posed by asbestos-cement roofing: two case studies from Denmark

February 10, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 Kathleen Ruff, At a symposium on Why Is Asbestos Still A Health Problem? held in Copenhagen on December 12, 2014, Dr. Rolf Petersen presented two cases studies which showed individuals with mesothelioma, who had no known work exposure to asbestos. In both cases, the individuals […]

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Controversy surrounds respirator used for protection against asbestos

January 21, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By Jill Krop, Gil Shochat and Francesca Fionda Michael Leslie worked in a moulded fibreglass factory in the late 1960s and 70s. The 8710, a disposable respirator made by 3M, was approved for use against deadly dusts, including silica, coal and asbestos. 3M advertised it would help protect workers from […]

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Danger Undersold

January 17, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

By Jesse Todd The story, City investigates asbestos at Cosmo Civic Centre (SP, Jan. 14), dealt with the release of asbestos at the civic facility. Our organization believes further clarification is required to provide a better understanding of the seriousness of the incident and the need for a more detailed […]

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January 13, 2015  |  Filed under Uncategorized

January 13, 2015 The City of Saskatoon is taking precautions after trace amounts of loose asbestos containing material were discovered on the mechanical room floor at the Cosmo Civic Centre. The heating and cooling systems in the restricted access mechanical room had been under renovation starting in May 2014. On […]

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Sudbury jail workers, inmates may have been exposed to asbestos

January 7, 2015  |  Filed under Articles

Unclear how many workers or inmates were exposed to airborne fibres over 2-day period CBC News        Posted: Dec 23, 2014 3:58 PM ET The union that represents workers at the Sudbury jail says some employees have likely been exposed to asbestos. The Ministry of Correctional Services confirms […]

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Asbestos revealed as Canada’s top cause of workplace death

December 16, 2014  |  Filed under Articles

By Tavia Grant The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Dec. 15 2014 Asbestos exposure is the single largest on-the-job killer in Canada, accounting for more than a third of total workplace death claims approved last year and nearly a third since 1996, new national data obtained by The Globe and […]

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Brazil’s Asbestos Industry: The Human Cost

December 4, 2014  |  Filed under Uncategorized

Interesting parallels to the asbestos situation in Brazil and what we face in Canada.  This video depicts the strong will of industry and their willingness to use their deep pockets to keep the asbestos industry alive despite the toll it is taking on Brazilian workers.  

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December 3, 2014  |  Filed under Uncategorized

BY HARRY DE QUETTEVILLE One person who has never been able to pinpoint his exposure to asbestos is Graham Abbott, a GP. Like Andrew Lawson, Abbott, 50, suspects that he was exposed to asbestos while working in hospitals. “I have worked at a hospital where positive asbestos claims have been […]

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December 1, 2014  |  Filed under Uncategorized

BY HARRY DE QUETTEVILLE It’s been illegal for decades, but asbestos is everywhere, embedded in our homes, schools, offices and shops. It’s now killing more people in Britain than anywhere else in the world. Andrew Lawson was the kind of man whose force of personality could shake things up, even […]

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