Asbestos in Lab Equipment – Part 2

In this blog we will look at asbestos in lab ovens & kilns. Asbestos can be found in these devices in a number places in their construction. The door seal, the cabinet seal, as part or all of the casing, as internal insulation and even as wiring insulation...

Asbestos in Lab Equipment – Part 1

Following on from recent work on investigating Asbestos in laboratory equipment. This is the first in a series of blogs on that topic. In this blog we will look at asbestos insulated retort stand clamps. Not a big item but when you look at them and their usage you...

Asbestos In Power Stations

Power station: Looking out over some of the myriad of pipes many of which are asbestos lagged. Older power stations have asbestos lagging to their steam lines, turbines, generators and the kilometres of pipework to be found in one of these stations. This can be...

New Asbestos information websites for Plumbers and Electricians

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Department has created two new websites dedicated to electricians and plumbers to provide them with asbestos related information. These two trades have been found to be at the highest risk of being exposed to asbestos and...

Asbestos draining off an asbestos cement roof

Most people seem unaware that as an asbestos cement roof ages and the surface starts to get weathered and deteriorates it is releasing asbestos fibre bundles. Millions of asbestos fibres are washed into the gutters during every rainfall. Not so much a problem if your...