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How to Prevent Asbestos Exposure at Work

With many health risks surrounding asbestos, it is important that those most likely to encounter the dangerous fibre are fully aware of how to handle accidental exposure. Working in construction and demolition, being a first responder such as a firefighter, and working as a custodian are all common industries in which workers come across…

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The Health Risks of Asbestos

The official ban of asbestos use in the UK was a result of many cases of life threatening illnesses which occurred after long-term exposure to the dangerous mineral. Due to its size, asbestos fibres can be inhaled easily and settle on the lungs. According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), asbestos…

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The History of Asbestos

Despite the fairly recent discovery that asbestos can cause significant damage to the health of those that encounter the mineral, asbestos has been used for centuries in many different industries. Below, AAR Environmental will take you through the history of asbestos, from its initial discovery to its eventual ban in the year of 1999.

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ARCA Gold Training Award

AAR Environmental are proud to be presented the ARCA Gold Training Award for 2015!

“This year we have seen more members achieving our Gold Training Award. It recognises the members’ commitment towards training and the achievement of individuals who receiving the training,” comments Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA.

As long standing members of ARCA (Asbestos…

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