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Ministry investigates asbestos find in dorm

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE Labour Ministry's Occupational Health and Safety team has begun investigating the discovery of asbestos material in the ceiling portion of the Nasinu Secondary School's boys' dormitory.

Minister Jone Usamate said OHS inspectors had been assigned to discuss the issue with the school management, obtain samples of the material and investigate for proper removal and disposal.

He said the National OHS Service was not contacted on the matter prior and even after the closure of the dormitory, and there was no complaint or request received by the ministry in writing or verbally to intervene in the matter.

"The OHS service liaises with the Education Ministry in all matters relating to OHS in schools and only intervenes in immediate threat situations," Mr Usamate said.

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

Meanwhile, the Nasinu Town Council's environment health inspectors will re-inspect facilities in the closed dormitories on Friday.








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