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Asbestos find sparks OHS probe

SITERI SAUVAKACOLO
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Update: 3:34PM THE national Occupational Health and Safety team is investigating the discovery of asbestos materials on the ceiling of the Nasinu Secondary School boys' dormitory.

In a statement released this morning, Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment  Jone Usamate said: "OHS inspectors had been assigned to hold discussions with the school management and relevant authorities and obtain samples to confirm whether it is asbestos and investigate for proper removal and disposal upon confirmation of asbestos."

"The National OHS Service liaises with the Ministry of Education in all matters related to OHS in schools and only intervenes in immediate threat situations.

"In the case of Nasinu Secondary School, we will provide all necessary assistance to the Ministry of Education and the school OHS Committee to ensure that the identified OHS issues are addressed appropriately," Mr Usamate said.





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