Using pins in schools for Christmas decorations could disturb asbestos

Using pins in schools for Christmas decorations could disturb asbestos

The Joint Union Asbestos Committee is warning that schools have an asbestos management plan in place when putting up Christmas decorations.

The committee recommends that school staff understand the risks that asbestos fibres pose and to know where it is located.

In addition, it is suggested that pins and staples are not used on asbestos because it can result in the “release of dangerous fibres that cause mesothelioma many years after exposure”.

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