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Every week 20 tradesmen die from asbestos-related disease. If you carry out work on a building that was built or refurbished before the year 2000, you could have been exposed to asbestos, without even knowing it.
Asbestos is a hidden killer. So now's the time to get clued up on the facts, so that you, your workmates, your friends and family are protected.
It's possible that you've worked with, or disturbed asbestos before, but now you're clued up on how asbestos can affect your life, make sure you avoid disturbing it, or are trained and always work with it safely.
Always ask your boss if the building has been checked for asbestos, it's your right to be protected from this dangerous substance.
So before you start work on anywhere built before the year 2000, check that:
If you need to work with asbestos, make sure that you:
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