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Asbestos – banned, how to reduce future risks . Lars Vedsmand , EFBWW/Danish Constr. Workers . About me. 30 years experience with asbestos Compensation cases insulation workers Regional cooperation physicians and Occ Health Clinic

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asbestos banned how to reduce future risks

Asbestos – banned, how to reduce future risks

Lars Vedsmand, EFBWW/Danish Constr. Workers

about me
  • 30 years experience with asbestos
    • Compensation cases insulationworkers
    • Regional cooperationphysicians and Occ Health Clinic
    • Bulding cooperation victims, trade unions, psycisians and OCC Health clinics
  • Guidelines and regulatory work nationally, EU and global (ILO)
  • EFBWW asbestos action plan
why still focus
Why still focus?
  • Several MS had restrictions and bans since 1970’es and 80’es, ongoing until 2005
  • 30 years of political and technical negociations before the ban as well as a Berlaymont building…
  • EU has a ban with still few excemptions and a directive, providing regulation for safe work procedures
asbestos remains a deadly material
Asbestosremains a deadlymaterial
  • Present in many ships, trains and not the least buildings throughout EU
  • Indeed, asbestos may be found particularly in many public and private buildings, where its presence is often unknown.
the time factor
The time factor
  • Even with a ban, time is working against a safe removal of all existing asbestos. People who installed it and know how to identify asbestos-containing materials in buildings are retiring from the construction sector. Newer generations do not have any experience with the old materials they can find when doing maintenance or demolition.
coordinated strategy

Mapping and registration

Extended obligations

Action plan for asbestos-free

EP amendmentstrategy

Training and awareness





asbestos part of community h s strategy
Asbestos – part of community H&S strategy
  • Statement from EP:
  • •”36. Considers that the health problems related to exposure to asbestos are well known and that the European regulation on asbestos is adequate; underlines the fact that asbestos-initiated diseases in Europe are forecasted to be very high for many years ahead;
    • therefore calls on the Commission to organise a hearing on how to tackle the huge OHS problems related to existing asbestos in buildings and other constructions such as ships, trains and machinery;
    • also calls on Member States to draw up national action plans on phasing out asbestos, including obligations to map asbestos in buildings and provide for the safe removal of asbestos;”
  • This has not yet been taken care of...
  • New strategy, like:
    • start action plans for asbestos removal at European, national and regional levels. These shall include legislation; education and information, training for public employees; national and international training, seminars, conferences, congresses and participation in activities related to the removal of asbestos and products containing asbestos from the buildings, public amenities and sites of former asbestos factories; cleaning premises, building landfills and installations for the destruction of asbestos and asbestos-containing debris; monitoring of the implementation of regulations, exposure assessments of at-risk personnel, and health protection
ep ini report asbestos
EP INI reportasbestos
  • Screening and registration:
    • Monitoring
    • Action plans
    • Energy – integration in otherpolicies
    • Public asbestos registers
    • Obligations for house-owners
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EP INI reportasbestos
  • Qualification and training
    • Asbestos removal
    • Construction companies and workers
    • Building technicians
    • Laborinspectors
  • Removal programmes
    • Deadline for asbestosfree Europe
    • Legislation
ep ini report asbestos2
EP INI reportasbestos
  • Asbestos-relateddiseases
  • Support for asbestosvictims’ groups
  • Stop for exporting of waste
  • Support for global ban of asbestos


  • Information
  • Training
  • Deadline for an asbestos-free Europe