Slide presentation - Clydebank Asbestos Group

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Slide presentation - Clydebank Asbestos Group

Working life in construction

Construction provides much needed employment for many of the world’s poorest

and most vulnerable people.

111 million workers

75%in developing countries

100, 000 deaths in site accidents every year - ill health invisible

Problems

• 100,000 deaths a year from diseases caused by asbestos

• 90% of chrysotile asbestos is used in cement products and is handled by

building workers

• Increasingly aggressive asbestos marketing

campaigns in developing countries

• Dumping in those countries where laws and standards are weak and

where information is not readily available

• Unsafe work methods, uncontrolled and informal work

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