Top of page The generic name is derived from the Greek echinos, hedgehog, and chloa, grass, in reference to the spikelets in many species that are covered with hard bristles. The specific epithet comes from the Latin colonus, farmer; it is commonly misspelled colonum. Michael ; noted that the correct spelling of the specific epithet is colona not colonum because the name was derived from the non-classical Latin adjective colonus-a-um. Top of page Annual, with fibrous, rather shallow roots.
Leigh Day news release. Relief at asbestos ban, dismay at exemptions A nationwide ban on asbestos introduced in Canada has been welcomed by unions and campaigners, however loopholes that allow some asbestos exports and the exploitation of asbestos tailings have caused alarm.
Critics point out the occupational exposure standard for asbestos to be used on an Alliance Magnesium AMI asbestos wastes project, to be run with financial backing from the government, is that favoured by the asbestos industry.
Government of Canada news release. Unite news release and asbestos register. MoD health and safety forms. Over 1, helicopter repair staff need asbestos checks Every worker who has serviced Sea King helicopters since should be offered checks for the effects of asbestos exposure - not just those currently employed by the Ministry of Defence MoDthe union Unite has said.
The union said it believed that there were more than 1, former MoD employees who could have been exposed to asbestos while repairing and maintaining the Sea King helicopters, which first came into service nearly 50 years ago.
Machining firm fined after workers exposed to asbestos A Birmingham machining company has been fined after workers were exposed to asbestos fibres when demolishing an internal wall.
HSE news release and guide to managing asbestos in premises. Defence chiefs have confirmed they had issued an alert to Royal Navy and RAF personnel who have maintained the Sea King since it entered service in Deadly exploding firm later exposed workers to asbestos A wood processing company whose factory exploded killing four Detailed study on china paraquat industry in has been fined after subsequent unsafe asbestos work was carried out at the premises in Macclesfield.
The union statement is the latest development in a growing asbestos exposure scandal, that saw education authorities admit 25 people were allowed into Bridge of Don Academy after asbestos was disturbed during maintenance last month.
The latest ruling in favour of Graham Dring, on behalf of the Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum UK, requires Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited, a global manufacturer of asbestos products, to hand over documents used in a trial in which Cape was a defendant.
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Unite concern at Aberdeen school asbestos exposures Warnings from union safety reps went unheeded before asbestos was disturbed at an Aberdeen school, Unite has said.
Concerns have been raised that workers may have exposed to the carcinogenic fibre at Bridge of Don Academy during holiday maintenance work. Number of asbestos deaths from mesothelioma up again HSE also published figures on deaths from one occupational cancer.
Inthe latest year for which figures are available, there were 2, deaths, up 46 on the preceding year when 2, mesothelioma deaths were recorded. HSE news release and mesothelioma death figures for BANKO delivered a letter to each of the three embassies, asking for their cooperation in halting the mining of the known human carcinogen.
Killer asbestos industry feeling the summertime blues A report from the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat IBAS has said the asbestos industry is facing unprecedented attacks around the world.
Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that, during an inspection on 6 Augustconcerns were raised by a Health and Safety Executive HSE inspector about significant damage to what appeared to be asbestos containing materials that were encasing the structural columns and beams of the premises.
Firms fined for serious asbestos failings after tip-off A residential property management company and a specialist contractor have been fined after a resident raised concerns about soffit replacement work carried out on the guttering on three blocks of flats in London. HSE news release and asbestos webpages.
Dramatic fall in asbestos production worldwide There has been a dramatic drop in asbestos production worldwide, with just three countries continuing to mine the deadly fibre. International Ban Asbestos Secretariat analysis. Asbestos bosses who forged documents escape jail The bosses of an asbestos removal company who forged documents to fraudulently obtain an asbestos licence from the Health and Safety Executive HSE have escaped jail.
Specialist asbestos surveyor missed asbestos A specialist asbestos surveying company has been fined after failing to spot asbestos at a demolition site. New warning on asbestos deaths linked to site work Nearly one in four UK construction workers believe they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres, placing them at higher risk of contracting deadly cancers later in life, a major safety organisation has warned.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health IOSHthe organisation for safety professionals, says with potentially half a million buildings containing this lethal mineral, employees across many sectors risk being exposed every day.
Academy schools failure to manage asbestos exposed The continuing presence of asbestos in the majority of schools and academies is a national scandal - putting the lives of pupils and staff at risk, unions have warned.
Public Accounts Committee news release. School asbestos job put workers at risk A construction company has been fined after it carried out unsafe and unlicensed asbestos removal during refurbishment works at Dursley junior school.
Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard how, in OctoberRF Gardiner Limited removed asbestos despite not having the appropriate licence to carry out the work.
Payout deal to asbestos victim will cover any emerging treatment A Halifax man who suffers from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma has received a settlement that includes an agreement to cover the cost of treatments that may not currently exist or be available yet.
The member, whose name has not been released, was employed by Spousal Midlands Limited and Cape Darlington Limited as an apprentice lagger and then a lagger from through to Meeting does ground work for plan to end asbestos use Unions, government officials, health agencies and campaigners have met in Laos to coordinate a plan to ban asbestos.
Low level asbestos exposures ruling welcomed The Court of Appeal has reset the threshold for asbestos-related cases, which could pave the way for thousands of potential claims. Caroline Pinfold, an industrial disease solicitor at London firm Fieldfisher, who represented asbestos widow Veronica Bussey, said: Irwin Mitchell news release.
Gas storage firm fined after 13 exposed to asbestos The operator of a natural gas storage facility has been sentenced after 13 employees and contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres.
Refurb job led to asbestos exposures on site The principal contractor and site manager of a construction site in Derby city centre have been sentenced after workers were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work.I have bought reports from other sources but the report that I bought from Research and Markets was the most detailed of the lot.
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In the United States, the annual incidence of NHL rose from per , people in to per , in , to in Features. Surviving asbestos A United Nations (UN) treaty on the control of toxic exports has been ‘utterly discredited’, unions have said.
The charge came after a bid to add chrysotile asbestos – the only form of the cancer-causing fibre still traded – to the Rotterdam Convention’s list of the most hazardous substances was blocked for a sixth time. BPA is an industrial chemical added to many products, including plastic food containers.
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