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Jobs that May Involve Asbestos Exposure

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 21, 2016 at 11:30 am

Asbestos exposure has been primarily associated with industrial occupations, namely the mining and milling of raw asbestos and the construction, manufacture and use of asbestos-containing products.

Substantial asbestos exposure peaked during the 1960s and 1970s and then declined as regulations were put in place to protect workers.

During exposure, tiny asbestos fibers can enter and remain in the lungs for life. The long latency period of asbestos side effects can be 40 years or more. As a result, people are developing symptoms of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases today after being exposed decades ago.

Industries with asbestos-related occupational hazards include:

Automotive mechanics

Asbestos industry workers

Boilermakers

Boiler workers

Brick masons

Bricklayers

Building inspectors

Carpenters

Chemical workers

Construction workers

Demolition workers

Drywallers

Electricians

Firefighters

Floor covering workers

Foremen

Furnace workers   Glaziers

Grinders

Hod carriers

Insulators

Ironworkers

Laborers

Libby vermiculite exfoliation

Power plant workers

Longshoremen

Machine operators

Maintenance workers

Maritime company employees

Merchant marines

Millwrights

Mining workers

Oil refinery workers    Offshore rust removal workers

Operating engineers

Painters

Pipefitters

Plasterers

Plumbers

Railroad workers

Roofers

Sheet metal workers

Shipyard workers

Steamfitters

Steel manufacturers

Teachers

Tile setters

U.S. Navy personnel

Welders

While many people developed asbestos-related diseases after being exposed at work, others received secondhand exposure by someone with asbestos fibers on his or her clothing, hair or body. Any exposure to asbestos is hazardous to a person’s health, and unsuspecting workers and their families were exposed to these dangers for decades.

We are committed to advocating for asbestos disease victims and holding responsible companies accountable for putting those people danger. Contact our firm for assistance if your loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related condition. We can answer any legal questions you have.

You can also learn more about recognizing the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma by downloading our free infographic.

Topics Public Safety