A Scottish woman who contracted an asbestos-related cancer from breathing in dust from her husband’s clothes is due to address a conference aimed at highlighting health and safety practices in the workplace.
The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) holds an annual conference for the health and safety community in Scotland. It is a chance for key issues to be discussed that the professionals of the country are facing, as well as to discuss important updates in health and safety legislation, case studies, as well as providing interactive sessions. This year it takes place in Edinburgh, where Mavis Nye will speak about the dangers of asbestos.
Despite the use of asbestos being banned in construction in the UK in 1999 there are still around 5,000 deaths each year directly linked to asbestos, and more awareness can only be a good thing.
Mavis Nye came into contact with asbestos from meeting her husband Ray on her lunch break whilst he was working as an apprentice at a Royal Navy Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, in the 1950s. She was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009, and has since established the Mavis Nye Foundation, as a way to inspire those victims of mesothelioma and other forms of asbestos-related illnesses.
If you are concerned about asbestos being present in your home or place of work it is best that licensed operators, such as Artisan Surveyors, conduct a thorough survey and analysis to discover if asbestos is present, and whether it should be removed. Call us on 02380 982 589 to find out more information.