A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #asbestos – The Mavis Nye Beacon Cycle Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I havent written a blog for some time as we have been catching up on things around the house. The garden looks back to normal and looking good with all the new flowers popping back up. if only we could change our seasons and have new bodies every year.

Ray decorated the bathroom so that looks very nice.

We got ready to go to Essex for The Beacon International Ride through England from Washington to Thurrock calling at each factory on the way down to raise money for the MNF  https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/mavisnye-cyclechallenge?fbclid=IwAR1JkdDnQU9J1EuvCxsEoDy8GbTwFHqy2K20VabRSorq_nCB_poy85brcnE

Event details by Andy

About

We want to help raise as much money as possible to help the Mavis Nye Foundation continue with its working in developing treatments and finding a cure for mesothelioma.
Please give generously and you are welcome to cycle all or part of the route with us and ask your friends and family to sponsor you too.

Mavis Nye Beacon Cycle Challenge

After a visit to our factory from Mavis and Ray Nye, our staff were inspired to do something to help raise money for Mavis’s fantastic charity.
We have a team of cyclist who will be embarking on a gruelling challenge to help raise as much money as possible for the Mavis Nye foundation and also help raise awareness about mesothelioma and other lung diseases.
We plan to set of from our most Northerly depot in Washington in Tyne and Wear, we’ll cycle down to our  Leeds depot on day one. The next day we’ll set off from Leeds down to our central office and headquarters in Desborough in Northamptonshire. On the third and final day we’ll set off from Desborough down to our most Southerly office in West Thurrock just outside London.
The whole trip will be in excess of 350 miles, Mavis and Ray Nye will be waiting at out final location to receive our cyclist as they finish their mammoth journey.
Please give generously to this amazing charity which has done wonders for developing treatments for mesothelioma suffers.

Event date

29-May-2019 00:00  –
31-May-2019 00:00

Event type

Cycling

Event is completed

Louis came and picked us up and we had a good clear run across the Dartford Crossing to the depot at Thurrock where we sat in the office to wait for the 12pm arrival. It is 20 years since ray and I had sat in a working office and it bought back lots of memories of our working together in the Fire Alarm industry.

Happy days x

At 12 we were down stairs and the riders appeared around the corner and the fun began

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So a really great time was had by all and at 10.15pm last night the donations reached over the £5k target

Thank you so much to all those that have Donated and a huge thank you to Andy at Beacon for putting this event on and an even bigger thank you to the riders you did so well A huge mummy hug to you all xxx

I would like to finish with an article by Graham warren which sums up why Im so behind Beacon. i have visited the factory and Im amazed at what they have achieved to make Asbestos removal safer for the men in the enclosures Ray Gravener is a wonderful inventor and I can sit for hours listening to him. He has so much knowledge and the partnership between him and Andy Lewis Thomas is such a wonderful friendship. Im so proud to call these two friends.

Beacon International propose a revolutionary game

Beacon International propose a revolutionary game changer for the Licensed Asbestos Removal Industry

Graham Warren

Status is reachable

Graham Warren

Ray Gravener of Beacon International delivered a powerful talk at the BMTA Asbestos Seminar in Durham on 28th March on behalf of The Federation of Decontamination Equipment Manufacturers (FDEM), during which he offered his ideas for the improvement of air management within Asbestos enclosures for the Licensed Asbestos Industry. These aren’t just tweaks on the existing approach however; Ray has raised a series of concerns over current techniques and invested considerable time to develop his solutions that have resulted in a proposed fundamental redesign of how we undertake Licensed Asbestos removal. Here we explore Ray’s presentation and proposals.

So what are the issues behind this?

Ray’s work has identified that areas within enclosures could be missed by the incoming clean air even though we now have the higher ventilation rates taken from the HSL work which argued that a minimum of 1,000m3/hour created turbulence that resulted in mixing within an enclosure. His argument here is that the tracer gases used by HSL during RR988 simply do not work as a true model for Asbestos fibres. This stratification means fibres remain airborne for a long time and are not removed by existing arrangements meaning fibre levels will increase in some parts of enclosures away from what he terms the “Unidirectional zone” (see figure below). In addition fibres will stick to the walls which mean a higher risk of generating fibres during enclosure dismantling as well as having these still present where operatives are working.

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Another problem is the level of particles coming into an enclosure in the first place. The current method of drawing large volumes of air in from outside the enclosure also means large volumes of dust particles are drawn into the working enclosure where more particles are added in the form of Asbestos fibres. The general dust loading can cause problems with air testing as any analyst with an occluded filter will testify to.

The solution?

Ray has proposed a completely new style air inlet that disperses the incoming air around the edges of an enclosure to maximise the unidirectional zone and, thanks to the Coanda effect (a flow of air sticks to a surface it passes over, following curves), it scrubs enclosure surfaces clean and minimises the settling of fibres.

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This airflow inlet cannot be taken from a traditional airlock but here Ray has proposed an alternative that is commonly used on the continent which is, in essence, a 3 stage modular shower unit minus the shower with proper closing doors.

The next part is truly groundbreaking and overcomes the issue of pulling in large quantities of particles into the enclosure: the recirculation of NPU exhaust back into this new style air inlet in an almost closed cycle. Ducting attached to your NPU exhaust is channelled back round to these air inlets with only a small additional volume being drawn in each cycle (to create the pressure differential) and the same volume therefore being exhausted out of the cycle.

This recirculating also allows for a massive increase in the number of Air Changes per Hour (ACH) without creating a massive pressure differential that would increase the strain on enclosure fixings and seals. In addition by scrubbing the air clean through the HEPA filter over and over again at an elevated ACH rate this reduces fibre loading within the working enclosure, likely slashing current personal monitoring values for those undertaking Licensed Asbestos removal work.

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Away from asbestos risk the recirculating system can also readily introduce heating or cooling as necessary to help contribute to improved working conditions.

The finished enclosure has a unidirectional zone like this:

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Is recirculation a new idea?

According to Ray this was trialled over in America by no less an organisation than Ford but was abandoned as they could not overcome the issue of removing carbon dioxide from the air. Workers generate CO2 as they use up the Oxygen so within an almost sealed environment the CO2 level rises causing workers to slow down and feel tired and sluggish. Ray has overcome this with the addition of bespoke air inlets with a guide to ensure these are sufficient for the number of workers. In addition the smart ventilation controller explained next can have a CO2 level input allowing for this level to be monitored and managed accordingly.

Smart Controller

Beacon Internationals’ new smart ventilation controller controls the system automatically and is an essential component of the re-circulatory system. This has so many functions it’s impossible to list them all here but very briefly it can automatically control any number of NPU’s to ensure whatever pressure differential you require (-5 Pascals minimum) is maintained throughout a project. Data is automatically recorded and sent to the cloud allowing real-time monitoring and management of a job from the comfort of your beach chair. It also takes a large number of sensor inputs including pressure differential, CMH, temperature, gases and even particle counters.

Graham Warren ACAD Manager commented “The BMTA event had a great line up of speakers but the display and talk delivered by Beacon International was the highlight for me. Ray raised a lot of questions and shared his concerns with the audience on a variety of issues and it’s important these are looked into which is something ACAD will help support. It’s fantastic that our industry has such passionate people who are really striving to make a difference, and these latest new ideas from Beacon International really do provide a potential game-changer for us all.”

To find out more about these new products get in touch with Beacon International directly on 01536 762 939 or their website:

http://www.beaconinternational.co.uk/contact-us

Thank you xxx

A Diary Of A Mesowarrior #Mesothelioma #Asbestos — Ray and I spoke at The South West Occupational Health Nurses Group 30th Annual Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week we travelled to Paddington to catch the train to Exeter, what a great service. Every 30 mins and a fast journey we were well pleased.

We got into a taxi then as it was 5 miles to the venue of the

South West Occupational Health Nurses Group 30th Annual Conference

At Dunchicdeok we seemed to travel in the moors up a time one track road and then we came across a jewel of a hotel Best Western Lord Haldon Country House Hotel is set in large, sumptuous private grounds with views over the surrounding countryside, giving you all the peace, quiet and quality you could possibly want. All our rooms are individually furnished and decorated, and many enjoy views over the rolling Devonshire countryside so youll be able to feast your eyes indoors and out!

The hotel is an ideal place to stay, but just as wonderful to return to. After a delightful day in Devon, which may include a trip to the Cathedral city of Exeter, a jaunt to the coast or a ramble across the moors, the Best Western Lord Haldon Country House is even more welcoming!

The history of the hotel is wonderful Haldon House (pronounced: “Hall-don”) on the eastern side of the Haldon Hills in the parishes of Dunchideock and Kenn,[2] near Exeter in Devon, England, was a large Georgian country house largely demolished in the 1920s.[1] The surviving north wing of the house, comprising the entrance front of the stable block, consists of two cuboid lodges linked by a screen pierced by a Triumphal Arch,[3] with later additions,[1] and serves today as the “Lord Haldon Hotel”.[4] The house was originally flanked by two such paired pavilions, as is evident from 19th century engravings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haldon_House

It is so different to the Hotels we have been in as it is a Hotel of the past. Staircases and tea pots –So graceful.

At 7.30 we went meet the other speakers and Dawn Wiltshire Green –a bundle of energy that never stops. She is dedicated to Occupational Nursing.

We went to bed knowing we had to get up early only I was woken up at 1.30 with someone trying to get into the room. I had already convinced my self there was ghosts as the building was so old. I lend over to tell Ray and he wasnt there. Yes it was him trying to find the bathroom in the dark and was trying to open the entrance door. Wrong!!!

I got the light on and laughed at my being so silly Ghosts !!! ha ha !!

Next morning after breakfast we joined everyone in the conference room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day started.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers were Chris Packham -Skin update

https://www.hsimagazine.com/author/chris-packham

Chris Packham is a partner at EnviroDerm Services, the consultancy concerned specifically with the prevention of damage to health due to workplace skin exposure. Chris has 36 years’ experience in the development of occupational skin management system

Water causes more problems to humans it is a chemical ??

Diana Kloss Gave us a coarse on GDPR I now know more about the subject http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/about-us/people/people-finder/prof-diana-kloss-mbe

Aaron Layton Consultant Audiologist gave a great talk on ear examinations

Aaron is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council and is a member of the British Society of Audiologists. Achieving a Distinction on his theory and a Merit on the practical qualifications in 2007 via the Hearing Aid Council, he has over 10 years of experience fitting all makes and models of hearing instruments.

Covering the South West, with Clinics at Nuffield Taunton, Nuffield Exeter and Dulverton, Aaron would also be able to see you in the comfort of your home or the newly opened Taunton centre.  All hearing assessments, fittings and wax removal can be done in your choice of locations with complete customer satisfaction our primary goal.  Please give us a call to book an appointment.

Diane Romano Woodward FOHN

Diane Romano-Woodward became interested in Occupational Health in the mid1980s when acting as a Safety Representative for the Royal College of Nursing. At this time she worked in Operating Theatres and this led to and interest in Hand Dermatitis and Latex Allergy which was just becoming an issue. She undertook a Master of Medical Science at the University of Birmingham in 1996 where her dissertation was on the prevalence of skin problems in operating theatre and oncology ward nurses. She became SCPHN by migration by portfolio. In 2015 she was made a Queen’s Nurse

Such great speakers and Ray and I spoke for an hour as well. Ray as usual went down very well and om pleased we put across the Patient Carer and told how we to are with BOHS, IOSH, ROSPA and The Locher Poject it all matched the info of Occupational Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They presented us with a £250.00 cheque for the MNFoundation which was very kind.

We headed for the station after saying our goodbyes and arrived home at 10pm very tired but very happy x

 

 

 

 

Ray and i also

A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos – A busy week but the highlight was the 12 Kings Bench Walk Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

A busy week this week

As Monday was a bank holiday I went to the Marsden on Tuesday.

The traffic was so bad so many lorries going past.

Then the Marsden was so busy as they tried to catch up. I was in a bed with 3 other women in the room so it was a very chatty day.

My veins played up though and the canula that was fitted in the morning was bent by the time my drug came up. I had so many nurses trying to get a new one in. Crazy!!!

I put on face book

The worse day at the Marsden My drug didnt come up until 4pm then even with a vein finder Im a pin cushion and 6 people couldnt find my veins We got home at 8.15pm what a day I hate Bank Holiday pile ups and I have another one coming up at the end of May.

We were shattered when we got home but we had to get up early to go back to London and to a MNF board meeting. It was a very heavy on with so much to talk about. Then we had a meeting with Erase Meso Paul Cook and his lovely wife. We talked about how we could help each other and work together.

We got home late again and then it was up and back to London for The 12 kings Bench Walk’s Annual Asbestos Seminar at The Barbican. We had lots of problems finding the right entrance and wished we had got a taxi. We really must be aware we cant walk far and got out of our depth a bit but arrive we did and had a great time mixing with our Friends.

The Seminar is very professional and its very interesting to be able to hear how law plays a part in claims. etc etc

Annual Asbestos Seminar 2019 Final Slides (1)

We got home late again and yesterday- Friday – I chilled right out but poor Ray had to get the Motorhome MOT’d

It passed though so we are very relieved although Ray had a lot of messing around with having to get tyres pumped up and a faulty valve had to be changed.

 

A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos – The ROSPA Conference in Edinburgh

I just dont know where to start!

I have had the most awesome experience in Scotland at the invite of ROSPA https://www.rospa.com/

No not the Royal Society of Road Safety that is just part of it but the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents. I seem to have moved into the area of prevention of Accidents which is really correct, we should prevent things happening rather than have to keep repairing after the event.

So that sets the scene of why I was travelling 4.5 hours out of Kings Cross to Edinburgh on Tuesday

RoSPA Scotland Conference 2019

This event is now fully booked

May 1, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

The 2019 Scotland Conference returns on May 1, 2019 and in its 25th year will be supported by the HSE.

The Conference is the annual event for the health and safety community in Scotland. It’s a unique opportunity to discuss key issues facing professionals, through a range of updates case studies and interactive sessions.

The Scotsman had written a great piece to welcome us to this event https://www.scotsman.com/health/asbestos-victim-bids-to-prevent-deaths-with-work-safety-drive-1-4916199?fbclid=IwAR18_u-tptYFVh5AQtLKYpuUl4OrLc-QsyWT3nTsLalONmjosiI2q67r2Vw

Asbestos victim bids to prevent deaths with work safety drive

That headline was going to stick in my mind when I met David Foy and his Locher Project. But im jumping so back to arriving after a wonderful journey as we passed through Durham and saw the wonderful Cathedral that my ancestors on my Fathers side saw as the set off to work in the shipyards in 1800’s.and Newcastle as well –yes I have Geordie blood in my veins is that why Im such a determined woman ha ha !!

Then all the Northumberland coast line where and into Edinburgh.

We were soon in the hotel and had a great nights sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme

09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

09:30 Welcome and introduction from the Chair
Errol Taylor, Chief Executive, RoSPA

09:35 Tackling work related ill health conditions
Martin McMahon, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, HSE and Robert Atkinson, Organisational Lead (Occupational Health and Safety, NHS Health Scotland

  • Reviewing the findings from the PHASS Scottish Health and Work Summit held on 1st November 2018
  • Update on progress to tackle the big three work related health conditions
  • What you can do, to make a difference

10:05 Staying Alive: working at height panel debate

10:35 HSE investigations and you
Barry Baker, Head of Operations (Scotland), HSE

  • Why the HSE investigate
  • How the HSE investigate
  • What are the likely outcomes

11:05 Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11:25 The Scottish Mentally Flourishing Workplaces Collaborative
Shirley Windsor, Organisational Lead for Public Mental Health, NHS Health Scotland

11:55 Implementing workplace wellbeing initiatives
Kevin Daniels, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, University of East Anglia
Kevin’s talk will cover emerging findings of a review of the scientific literature on implementing workplace wellbeing initiatives. It will draw on case studies of organisations that have successfully implemented multifaceted wellbeing programmes and it will cover the specific areas of action required to make initiatives sustainable

12:25 Safety Party! What is your vision?
This is your chance to discuss the chosen hot topics with today’s speakers and present your opinions to your fellow colleagues.

12:55 Lunch, exhibition and networking

13:45 Personal and Organisational mentoring : routes to success
Dave Foy, Health & Safety Manager, Prestons College and John Johnston, Health, Safety and Radiation Advisor, TechnipFMC

  • The benefits of mentoring
  • The strengths of a mentor and how can you use your skills
  • The power of interpersonal skills in improving OHS standards and performance

David has asked Ray and I to help the LocherProject and I didnt hesitate as it is just what I enjoy, working with the young people 

https://www.safetygroupsuk.org.uk/campaigns/locher/about-the-locher-approach/

14:15 The Journey 
Mavis Nye, President, Mavis Nye Foundation
It really began in the 1950`s when aged 15 Mavis met Ray who was to become her lifelong  partner. 49 years later, Mavis was suddenly aware her breathing was laboured and made an urgent appointment with her GP. She was given the news she had mesothelioma and life expectancy of about 3 months. Mavis will share her story of how she was unknowlingly exposed to asbestos in this presentation.

Ray had people in tears again as usual his story of the past fitted in so well we must prevent it happening in the future.

But sadly my slides proved it was still carrying on now Asbestos is all around us.

14:45 Driving offences – minimising the risks of prosecution
Katherine Metcalfe, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

  • How to guard against employees committing driving offences
  • When things do go wrong, protecting the organisation and supporting employees
  • Common pitfalls
  • Interest from the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland

15:30 Call to action
Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA OHS Policy Adviser, Head of RoSPA Scotland

Karen is a wonderful passionate about safety she also wants me to work closely with her –how can I refuse ha !!

15:45 Closing remarks from Chair

It was a great day and thank you all for such a interesting day.
The Blue Blazer on the corner has a blue blazer hanging sign
Back to London
We were on a packed train coming home but we were inspired and chatting and planning all the way home.

A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos — receiving a honorary Doctor of the University degrees a graduation ceremony in Rochester Cathedral—what an honour!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been silent as Ray and I have both had the Virus again. So much coughing and a very sore eye that I couldnt open my eyes as we travelled to the Marsden on Monday.

I felt so unsociable as the Nurses were kind and the Doctor gave me a prescription of drops so I gradually opened my eyes.

I have rested all week and each day we waited for the news from Kent Uni that I have had to keep so secret. I went last week to finalise all the details of the day and my cape is all ordered.

So at last yesterday It was twittered

UniKentCongregations
Campaigners Mavis @grandmamavis and Ray Nye, who promote awareness of the asbestos-related cancer #mesothelioma, will receive their honorary Doctor of the

University degrees a graduation ceremony @RochesterCathed on 9 July, starting at 10.30 #KentGrads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I feel the cork is out of the bottle.

I have had so many messages and comments from such lovely friends who all seem so happy for us. It is an honour -a huge honour but I dont do all this work for honours I just want Asbestos Awareness and a cure for Mesothelioma so if Im playing a small part alongside so many activists then Iam fulfilling my part in a larger world.

The University are excited as they havent done a couple before and they were worried how we will go up on the stage, Ray and I solved that as we will go together and give a speech together

In fact they have listed us as —  Mavis and Ray Nye are campaigners who use social media and advocacy to promote awareness of the asbestos-related cancer Mesothelioma. They are the first married couple to receive honorary degrees together from the University of Kent. They will receive their honorary Doctor of the University degrees at a ceremony at Rochester Cathedral on 9 July, starting at 10.30.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/news/kentlife/22111/singer-ellie-goulding-among-those-to-receive-honorary-degrees-from-kent

Im so pleased another first ha ha !!!!

And to be with such great people and many friends

Well Im back done to earth and getting ready to travel to Scotland to Edinburgh next Tuesday to the ROSPA Conference we can toast the news in some real whiskey

 

A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos — Scan Results not good but not bad either !!

 

This week is calmer after all the filming we did last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not just the ITV news but Ray and I made a film for training purposes all to do with ships. That will take a long time to be finished so I will share when they have been published.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then Saturday and Sunday I spent all day on twitter and live stream as it was ADAO’s Conference which I will Blog another day as today has been an important day for us.

I  went to the Royal Marsden to get my results of my scan form last week.

We got there early and instead of going in the usual room they put me in the day ward and gave me a bed.

This isnt unusual if there isn’t a chair because they are full up so that was ok even if my mind was running overtime. we do get worked up with scanexity its just something you can help. You know your whole life can change in one scan result.

My bloods were taken and then the doctor came round to see me.

The scan result is my Mesothelioma is growing but its still to small to take another bi-op. Their decision is to wait and let it grow larger and then have another bi-op.

The drug had worked 14% shrinkage from the start of the re-challenge so its grown 4% over 3 scans. So thats in 24 weeks it has only grown 4%. The Meso is very small that it would be impossible to get a bi-op yet.

That is great news, no really as without the trial drug Pembro it would be growing rapidly so the drug has really slowed things back.

He asked about my ankles swelling, sitting there in a chair they were very swollen I said it was from Chemo days but he said Its because I had my veins striped years ago when I had Vicarious Veins. He said that I needed my veins to drain the fluid and didn’t I get told I would have a problem when they did the op.

He is the first one that has been able to explain why I have a problem.

So I will stay on Furosemide  but I said I couldn’t take them today as you never know when you will get caught in a traffic jam and I would be in trouble. he laughed and agreed.

The next thing I know my nurse came in with a tape measure and measured me up for some lovely green socks called Fitlegs

It was great that we had others to talk to as the day was soooo long.

We arrive for 8am so that we are there for 8.30am.

There was a training today so we waited and bloods were taken by 10am.

We didnt get the drug up to the ward until 4.20pm

Then my canulla had been in so long it had bent so another one had to be fitted. Rex is the only one that can deal with my veins and valves so he popped in to do it. We got out of there 5..20pm which meant we arrived home 7.10pm thats a long day when you have got up at 5am.

But I cant moan as this is my life when on a trial and they have saved my life for 5 years now.

 

 

A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos Awareness Week and Asbestos still killing 5,000 Britons per year

After a lovely Mothers day with family visiting and an Indian meal to wade through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had to get up today and travel to the Royal Marsden early for my Scan day.

We had a phone call from ITV News to ask if they could interview me as figures came out today

Asbestos is killing 5,000 people a year, two decades on from the toxic material being banned, a new report has shown.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said people were still being exposed to asbestos, 20 years after it was outlawed in Britain.

More than 130 companies or individuals have been ordered to stop work activities over the past year because of non-compliance with asbestos regulations, said an IOSH report.

Asbestos is present in at least 500,000 buildings built before 1999, said the report.

IOSH chief executive Bev Messinger, said: “It is unacceptable that 20 years on from asbestos being banned in Britain, organisations are still potentially putting at risk the lives of employees, their families and other members of the public.

“Thousands die in Britain every year from cancers like mesothelioma, while many more are diagnosed with it.

“All this is preventable through good occupational safety and health. It is time for organisations to wake up and realise how dangerous asbestos is. There are no excuses.”

Asbestos is killing 5,000 people a year, two decades on from the toxic material being banned, a new report has shown.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) said people were still being exposed to asbestos, 20 years after it was outlawed in Britain.

More than 130 companies or individuals have been ordered to stop work activities over the past year because of non-compliance with asbestos regulations, said an IOSH report.

Asbestos is present in at least 500,000 buildings built before 1999, said the report.

IOSH chief executive Bev Messinger, said: “It is unacceptable that 20 years on from asbestos being banned in Britain, organisations are still potentially putting at risk the lives of employees, their families and other members of the public.

“Thousands die in Britain every year from cancers like mesothelioma, while many more are diagnosed with it.

“All this is preventable through good occupational safety and health. It is time for organisations to wake up and realise how dangerous asbestos is. There are no excuses.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/03/31/asbestos-still-killing-5000-britons-year-20-years-ban/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that is why I was sitting in the sunshine at the Marsden talking about my life and asbestos.

Ray and i went in and I signed in to have the canula fitted and then went to the scanning room ans the Marsden allowed filming of me going into the room and settling on the scanning table.

The room was crowded ha ha !!

The scan was soon completed and we were free to go home where we just got in in time to see the News at 1pm and there I was. all 5 mins after an hour of filming.

It doesnt matter just so long as the message gets across that Asbestos is still in our life and we must still protect ourselves.

This week starts the Asbestos Awareness Week I love this GIF

Global Asbestos Awareness Week April 1 – 7 — Day ONE: World Health Organization and Elimination of Asbestos-Related Disease Worldwide Each year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) dedicates April 1-7 to increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn, and take action. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have sent a tribute from the uk and I will be opening the conference with a video I have already sent to ADAO

https://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org/archives/50846?fbclid=IwAR1TW4wrPr7NTi7YXXRpNVRA7m2Sq0539nLPB4yWOFduUA-8PciOT6RmGvw