April 22, 2018

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Electrical Work May Involve Asbestos Exposure

Despite the years of training, apprenticeship and study it takes to become an electrician, many workers in the industry can overlook one of the largest dangers to electricians outside of electrocution: asbestos. The medical correlation between … [Read more...]

Asbestos Poses Danger to Powerhouse Workers

Power plants are responsible for the electricity that powers, heats and lights cities. Due to the immense heat and risk of electrical shock, many power plants in every state in the US contain asbestos. Asbestos, a naturally occurring soft metal, … [Read more...]

Sheet Metal Workers Are Exposed to Asbestos

The manufacturing industry is no stranger to inherent occupational dangers. However, a serious and preventable danger too often overlooked is exposure to asbestos. Until 1989, asbestos was seen as a cheap and sturdy material used for fire and … [Read more...]

Asbestos Can Still Be Found in Foundries

Asbestos was banned by the EPA in 1989, but it can still be found in many buildings in America today. Asbestos is a soft metal that was used in construction materials to provide heat resistance. Almost any time an area needed to be fireproofed or if … [Read more...]

Drywall In Buildings Today May Contain Asbestos

Asbestos was used extensively before 1980 as a cheap and effective way to fireproof materials and improve their tensile strength. Even though the EPA has banned the use of asbestos, the substance can still be found in many buildings today. If you … [Read more...]

Millwrights Risk Asbestos Exposure

It takes years of training to become a millwright, after all, the danger of machinery causing a fire or electrical shock is serious if a millwright doesn’t perform his duties properly. There was a way to protect against fire and machine damage for … [Read more...]

Asbestos and Naval Sailors

Since the 1920s, asbestos was used in nearly every aspect of manufacturing. For this reason, many naval ships were literally filled with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), which led to thousands of sailors contracting mesothelioma and other … [Read more...]

When Will Workers Be Free of the Harmful Effects of Silica?

On April 6th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that a rule protecting construction workers from the harmful effects of silica will be delayed until September. The rule was announced on March 24th, 2016, and put into … [Read more...]

Why Is There Still No Ban on Asbestos?

Between 1978 and 1979, a woman by the name of Cecilia Florence Cosgrove ironed overalls at an industrial center in Scunthorpe, a small town in Lincolnshire, England. According to a report, Mrs. Cosgrove died on January 10th, 2015 of mesothelioma, a … [Read more...]