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Home insurers crack down on meth-claims

Home-owners are facing a crackdown over meth-related insurance claims as insurers raise premiums and excess levels and cap how much people can claim. IAG, which owns the brands NZI, AMI and State Insurance, has told its customers they will have to pay a higher excess for meth-related claims and they won’t be able to claim

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Asbestos & Health

Asbestos is a risk to health only when it is inhaled (breathed in) as fine dust. The risk to health increases with the number of fibres inhaled and with frequency of exposure. When asbestos dust is inhaled, larger fibres tend to be cleared by protective mechanisms in the lungs and upper respiratory tract. The finer

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Madras Street – Contaminated Land

Hazmat were called in to help sample and test suspected contaminated land on Madras street in Christchurch CBD. After methodically testing the land and sending samples for laboratory analysis it was discovered that there was Asbestos materials (ACM) present in the soil. In conjunction with several stakeholders in this project, Hazmat were able to aid

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Decramastic Roofing May Contain Asbestos (ACM)

INDUSTRY ALERTS: Decramastic Tiles Asbestos ASBESTOS IN EARLY PRESSED METAL STONE COATED ROOFING TILES PRIOR TO EARLY 1980s Some versions of mastic or bitumen based Pressed Metal Roof Tiles produced prior to the early 1980s contain asbestos. Mastic or bitumen was the most common material used to adhere the stone chip to the pressed metal

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Hazmat - Disposing Asbestos

About Asbestos

Asbestos is the name used for a group of natural minerals that are made up of many small fibres. These fibres are very strong and are highly resistant to heat, fire, chemicals, and wear due to friction. Past uses of asbestos In the past, the special properties of asbestos made it popular for: asbestos-cement cladding

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Hazmat - Residential Asbestos Removal

Hunt for water blasters whose mistake contaminated Kaiapoi home with Asbestos

Donna Somervail and Richard Goodwin’s home in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, is being repaired and decontaminated after water blasters and burglars spread asbestos. A Kaiapoi couple want help finding the mystery contractors who were exposed to asbestos and contaminated their home and possessions after working at the wrong house. Donna Somervail and Richard Goodwin came

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Hazmat - Removing Asbestos Insulation

New NZ Asbestos Import Rules Are Not ‘Green’ Enough

New NZ Asbestos Import Rules Are Not ‘Green’ Enough Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:02 am Press Release: Platinum Freight Management 16 June 2017 New NZ Asbestos Import Rules Are Not ‘Green’ Enough ‘Conditional ban’ needs rethinking This month another case of asbestos suffering was reported in New Zealand, prompting Customs Broker and CEO of Platinum

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Not Testing for Asbestos – $40k fine

The manager of a renovation company has been fined $40,000 for failing to test for asbestos and putting his staff in danger while renovating units in Auckland. Peter Page from Apartment Renovation Company was ordered to pay the fine at Auckland District Court today for failing to take all practicable steps to ensure that a

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Hazmat - Asbestos Testing Company

Contaminated Buildings / Houses – Hazardous to Health

In many dilapidated buildings and structures, particularly those that have been vacant or derelict for a period of time, additional hazards may be present from biological materials. Adequate facilities must be provided for employees to maintain hygiene standards onsite. This can range from hand wash facilities through to full decontamination facilities. The employer should undertake

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Preventing Exposure to Asbestos

Inhalation is the primary route by which the general population might be exposed to asbestos. Small quantities of asbestos fibres are common in air, arising from natural sources (weathering of asbestos-containing materials), windblown soil from hazardous waste sites, deterioration of automobile clutches and brakes, or breakdown of asbestos-containing materials. The levels of asbestos in dust

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