Association to attend Work and Pensions Committee evidence session re HSE’s approach to asbestos management

The Work and Pensions Committee is holding the second oral evidence session in its inquiry into how the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) manages the continued presence of asbestos in buildings.

The inquiry is examining the current risks posed by asbestos in the workplace, the actions taken by HSE to mitigate them and how its approach compares to those taken in other countries.

Witnesses at this second oral evidence session, on 15th December, include professors in human health and hygiene/tropical medicine, together with representatives from the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, UKATA and ARCA/ATaC.

The Committee raised concerns last year with the Government about the UK’s policy on managing asbestos in buildings, following the publication of a report by think tank Respublica. In response, the Minister for Employment confirmed that the HSE would be reviewing the effectiveness of the regulations for managing asbestos.

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