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Cera manager slated for sending 'sexy' asbestos email

Cera manager slated for sending ‘sexy’ asbestos email

Published: 6:49AM Friday June 06, 2014 Source: Fairfax

Asbestos Girl (Source: YouTube)

Asbestos Girl – Source: YouTube

A Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) staff member sent contractors a link to a ”very inappropriate” YouTube video, depicting a fictional woman who wants to meet asbestos workers for sex before they die of cancer.

The video clip, titled Asbestos Girl , features a woman talking to an asbestos worker in a bar about how people in his profession are brave ”because you know you’re going to die of mesothelioma”.

Mesothelioma is a rare fatal cancer of the lining of the lungs or abdominal cavity and can be caused by asbestos, a known carcinogen.

The link to the video was sent to about 40 Cera contractors by Cera residential red zone operations manager Tim Pow on Friday.

Pow’s email included the message: ”Now who said Asbestos was not the game to be in.”

The woman in the clip says: ”I’m just asking you to come back to my house, sniff some sealant and remove my asbestos – you know, have sex – before you die of mesothelioma.”

A Christchurch contractor, who did not want to be named, said the video was ”in very poor taste” and the email had caused outrage among its recipients.

New Zealand Demolition and Asbestos Association executive member Helina Stil said the email was ”pretty strange”.

”They think it’s all funny and stuff like that, but actually it’s not. It’s detrimental to what we’re trying to achieve as women, but it’s also detrimental to the industry as a whole.” She told Cera on Monday that the email was ”disap pointing”.

”Tim is a really really nice guy but in this instance, the email was inappropriate.”

Stil was concerned that the email also appeared to make light of the fact asbestos was a highly dangerous substance, particularly following criticism last week about how it had been handled during Canterbury’s earthquake rebuild.

”I think it’s actually very, very poor timing and very, very poor taste.”

Cera chief executive Roger Sutton said the email intended to give people a laugh ”but in reality it was just dumb”.

”The content has caused offence to some, and to anyone that has been offended, I apologise on behalf of Cera.”

Cera was a strong supporter of women working in the rebuild, and about half of its senior leaders were women, along with 64% of its fixed-term and seconded staff, he said.

Cera also treated asbestos management ”very seriously” and had strict requirements in place for contractors dealing with the substance at Crown-owned properties.

Sutton said Cera would be reminding staff of its policies and expectations for the use of work email.

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    KiwiRail train clearance 'premature' – RMTU

    KiwiRail train clearance ‘premature’ – RMTU

    Published: 7:26AM Tuesday March 18, 2014 Source: ONE News

    • More asbestos found in KiwiRail trains (Source: One News)

      More asbestos found in KiwiRail trains – Source: One News

    The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says plans to return some KiwiRail trains that have tested positive for asbestos to service is premature.

    Forty new DL locomotives were taken out of service after potentially harmful asbestos fibres were found in one of the Chinese-built trains last month.

    However, tests have found the potentially deadly material is only present in five trains and KiwiRail says that due to the low risk of exposure to the toxic fibres, it will bring the trains back into service soon.

    But Rail & Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson says there are still many questions about the asbestos tests that need answering.

    “The first round of test results turned up negative for airborne asbestos fibres or asbestos dust. Now, the second ones are showing presence of asbestos in some locomotives,” says Mr Butson.

    “We need to see a comparison between the first and second round of testing for each locomotive, in order to understand why some have gone from negative to positive.”

    KiwiRail and union officials are meeting in Auckland today and tomorrow to discuss the results of a second round of testing for asbestos fibres

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      KiwiRail train clearance 'premature' – RMTU

      Locomotives return after asbestos scare

      Locomotives return after asbestos scare

      Published: 8:24PM Monday March 17, 2014 Source: ONE News

      • KiwiRail locomotives. (Source: ONE News)

        KiwiRail locomotives. – Source: ONE News

      KiwiRail is reassuring staff that the level of asbestos in its Chinese-built freight trains is minimal.

      Forty new DL locomotives have been tested for asbestos after toxic fibres were found inside one last month.

      The tests have found the potentially deadly material is only present in five trains in its fleet.

      KiwiRail maintains the risk of exposure to any airborne fibres is low so it will bring the trains back into service soon.

      It says it is in the process of removing the packing material where the asbestos was found in all of the locomotives before they are returned to service.

      The scare saw freight movement around the country limited as the locomotives underwent testing.

      Chief executive Peter Reidy says the lack of capacity is still causing supply chain issues for many industries and businesses.

      “The DL locomotives are the workhorse of our fleet and without their pulling power all customers are feeling the lack of capacity,” he said.

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        Quake victim not told about asbestos for three months

        Quake victim not told about asbestos for three months

        Published: 6:19AM Saturday February 15, 2014 Source: ONE News

        A Christchurch homeowner is outraged that positive results from asbestos testing at his home were not passed on to him until months after they were available.

        The slip-up has been slammed by health officials and has drawn an apology from those responsible.

        Tom Davies has lived in his now “badly damaged” home through almost 13,000 earthquakes.

        But until recently he was unaware that he did so with the threat of deadly asbestos right above him. He showed ONE News where his ceiling was drilled for asbestos tests.

        EQR, who manage Earthquake Commission repairs, ordered testing in October last year. Documents show that the positive results were known on October 22 and the information was forwarded to EQR the following day.

        “One would’ve thought that if there is asbestos in the property, or asbestos in the area, that they would tell you immediately,” Mr Davies says.

        They didn’t, and in fact Mr Davies was not told until January 27, three months after the results were known.

        “They should be getting in touch with them promptly and offering them options to move out,” says Dr Alistair Humphrey, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health.

        In a statement, Fletchers EQR admit that there was an error in communication. They say it is their policy to contact homeowners as quickly as possible. However they deny that there was any heightened risk to occupants.

        Experts are advising Mr Davies not to take any chances, until he’s sure his home is safe.

        “My advice and our advice always to anyone living in a home where there is friable asbestos is get out as fast as you can,” says Dr Humphrey.

        Mr Davies is not sure his insurance company would pay for him to move.



        I am paying a mortgage on this house. Could I afford a rental on top of a mortgage? I’m not sure that I could just at the moment.”

        The long-term future for the house is looking better with the asbestos scheduled to be removed.

        The long term effect on Tom Davies’ health, however, remains to be seen.

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          Asbestos school open after 14 months

          BBC News – Cwmcarn High School reopens 14 months after asbestos found

          The school was closed in October 2012 after a structural survey found asbestos


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          A south Wales school which closed 14 months ago after asbestos was discovered has reopened.

          Staff and pupils attended a celebratory assembly to mark their return to Cwmcarn High School in Caerphilly county.

          They were due to return in September but the death of a contractor delayed the move.

          The school has been working from a former college campus 12 miles (19km) away in Ebbw Vale since November 2012.

          Teachers spent the weeks before Christmas preparing for the move back to Cwmcarn, before Caerphilly council handed the keys back to head teacher Jacqui Peplinski on 16 December.

          An assembly to celebrate the move on Monday will be followed by an official reopening attended by senior council members.


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          We’re back on the green, green grass of home”

          End QuoteGary ThomasChairman of governers

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          Chair of governors Gary Thomas helped staff put the finishing touches to preparations at the school on Sunday.

          Mr Thomas, who celebrates his birthday on the same day as the reopening, said it was the perfect gift.

          “It’s a wonderful birthday present for me, it’s marvellous. Everyone is up for coming back home and we are all delighted,” he said.

          “We are open for business to start teaching our children again – we’re back on the green, green grass of home.”

          Mr Thomas added that it had been a “difficult” 14 months for the pupils but they had been “outstanding”.

          But said despite the disruption of having to travel 12 miles to school, the pupils had coped well.

          “They certainly haven’t suffered as far as the academic achievements of the school are concerned. They’ve been better this year,” he said.

          The school was closed in October 2012 over concerns its 900 pupils could be at risk after asbestos was revealed in a structural report.

          Parents and pupils protested against the closure and there were rows with Caerphilly council over what work needed to be carried out and how it would be paid for.

          Contractors were eventually brought in to remove the asbestos in June.

          In July, James Paul, 26, from Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, was working in a suspended ceiling space when he died.

          It is thought he may have been electrocuted.

          The Health and Safety Executive is investigating his death.

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          Sixth formers were back in lessons in one of the school’s newer buildings


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          A specialist contractor has advised Caerphilly council to consider demolishing a school closed last week because of asbestos, it has emerged.

          The 900-pupil Cwmcarn High School shut last Friday after workmen spotted the potentially hazardous material.

          It partially reopened on Friday with sixthformers reporting to the performing arts centre in the morning.

          Year 11 pupils return on Monday and Year 10 pupils on Tuesday. Lessons for other pupils resume on 5 November.

          The locations for the remaining pupils’ lessons are still to be confirmed.

          Caerphilly council has defended its actions in closing the school immediately on receipt of a structural report last Friday which identified asbestos.



          The report recommended an immediate notice of prohibited access, although the risk to students and staff from fibres of damaged asbestos was said to be low.

          The council has also revealed that the specialist contractors who wrote the report also advised it to “look at the abatement/demolition of Cwmcarn High School, due to the implicated costs of continuing to operate without further risk of exposure”.

          The council estimates it would cost millions to remove the asbestos, but says it is considering all options.

          The authority will hold a series of meetings with parents next week to provide a further update situation, including arrangements for pupils returning next month after the half-term break.

          Officials and the school’s governing body are investigating a range of options for the children’s return to lessons, but it is not clear what the arrangements are.


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          They haven’t really addressed the problem – there’s still lots of questions to be answered”

          End QuoteSally YamamotoParent

          A statement on Friday from the school’s governing body and Caerphilly council said more than 100 sixthformers had attended lessons in the performing arts block in the morning.

          It said: “Year 11 will return on Monday 22nd October and should report to the Performing Arts block at 8.30am.

          “Year 10 pupils will be able to return to lessons at Cwmcarn High School on Tuesday 23rd October and should report to the Performing Arts block at 8.30am.

          A special meeting of the council will take place on 23 October to discuss the issues.

          The local authority has also provided guidance about the health issues relating to asbestos.

          It said breathing it in may take some fibres into the lungs and breathing out will remove some, but a few fibres may be left in the lungs and, over time, as more fibres gather, this will increase the possibility that they may cause harm.

          Cwmcarn High SchoolThe school shutdown without warning last Friday after asbestos was found in a structural survey

          For these reasons, short term exposure to asbestos is not considered to be harmful, but there may be harmful effects of very long term exposure, the council said.

          Parent Sally Yamamoto, whose daughter Nadia attends the school, said: “They haven’t really addressed the problem – there’s still lots of questions to be answered.

          “But it’s not the school, it’s the local authority after all,” she added.

          “The school have been really good at trying to get work out … I think they’ve really done their best.

          “I think the LEA [local education authority] have some questions to answer.”

          Education Minister Leighton Andrews announced on Tuesday that all schools in Wales must deliver reports on their asbestos levels by next week.

          ‘Massive issues’

          He described the situation at Cwmcarn “difficult” and said councils had clear legal duties to do annual surveys.

          Cwmcarn High SchoolMore than 900 pupils missed classes after Cwmcarn High School shut

          The NASUWT teaching union said it was glad the matter was being taken seriously.

          But it warned of “massive issues” about raising funds to remove the material at a time of education cuts.

          Mr Andrews said Public Health Wales was providing a health-based risk assessment, and Caerphilly council was looking at a number of options to accommodate pupils as a priority.

          NASUWT Cymru has asked the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate the discovery of asbestos at Cwmcarn.

          The union said it wanted the HSE to confirm that correct procedures are adhered to.

          The HSE has said it was looking to see whether there were grounds for a full investigation.

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