Asbestos Hub Magazine - Issue 4

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ASBESTONOMY 22 Asbestonomy 22 is the first international event related to asbestos challenges. The main objective is to create a strong community to better protect our people and raise standards around the world. Asbestos is a global issue that we need to tackle together – at whichever phase of elimination we are, from countries that have not banned asbestos yet to countries that implement the strictest regulations and standards. On the eve of a new European asbestos directive to protect workers, there is a real need to tackle asbestos issues right now. In 2021 approximately 90,000 people died from asbestos related diseases globally and asbestos exposure is the number one cause of work-related deaths in the world. Created by Cédille, a company specialising in professional events, e.g. Asbestos Professionals Event – with 2,000 visitors per show in Paris. The first show will be held in London on the 16th and 17th

of June 2022, hosted at the ILEC Conference Centre. Asbestonomy will start in the evening of the 16th with a welcome party before getting to the heart of the challenge the day after with a rich programme. Amazing keynote speakers have been announced and the whole asbestos life cycle will be covered. Asbestos state of art – where are we now? Updates on how the European Parliament works on protecting workers from asbestos; Zoom on the best asbestos management practices; analyses of gaps between countries and opening to worldwide cohesion from MEP Nikolaj Villumsen in charge of the new European Asbestos Directive, Charles Pickles, Yvonne Waterman and Sven de Mulder. Asbestos Detection – The first step Zoom on the exposure and toxicology due to asbestos, open debate on the necessity to detect and count all the fibres

and not only WHO fibres (thin and short fibres). Presentation of analysis techniques around the world (PCM, SEM, TEM), disagreement between countries and recommendations. What should we follow? From Martine Chouvet, Sean Fitzgerald and Michele Rocchetto – all are confirmed world specialists in asbestos detection and analytical techniques. ACM Digital Management – Once detected, how should we manage asbestos in situ? Now that asbestos has been detected, and that we live in a digital environment, how do we use digital to manage better ACM in situ, raise awareness and communication? From Simone Stevenson, Benoît Lanlard, Andrew Paten and Santiago Jiminez. Last but not least – ACM removal and waste innovation State-of-art of the different techniques and innovations in asbestos removal and waste management, to ensure the workers' protection and the end of life of asbestos. From Hugo Rosati, who will be speaking about robotics and innovative equipment within the asbestos removal industry. More speakers are planned to be announced. Thus, if you are in the asbestos industry, it will be a day you cannot miss, to share with your peers, be aware of the latest updates, best practices and to develop your skills! Be careful, the numbers of places are limited. To secure your tickets, rapidly go to or find their LinkedIn page.

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