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3 ways that employers can protect workers from asbestos on the job

September 30, 2021
Asbestos is a very dangerous substance. Although it has long been used in many industries, the federal government now recognizes that there is no safe level of exposure to this mineral substance. Whether you work at a remodeling company or as a shipfitter, your work could expose you to asbestos. Employers have a legal obligation […]

Did you get the right asbestos PPE?

If you’re exposed to asbestos at work, your boss may recognize it and give you personal protection equipment (PPE) that is intended to keep you safe. It’s common for those in home renovation and maintenance careers to encounter asbestos in older buildings, for instance. But does this really mean that you were protected? Was the […]

Does benzene exposure cause cancer?

September 21, 2021
Exposure to benzene can occur at work or simply by being a member of a community where benzene is found. Workers can be exposed to benzene in industries such as the rubber industry, oil refineries, chemical plants, shoe manufacturers, etc. Less common industries that could have benzene exposure include steelworkers, printers, lab technicians, gas station […]

What is the latest on talc-related mesothelioma?

September 16, 2021
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) continue to fight allegations that its talcum powder for babies contained asbestos and led to people suffering mesothelioma. There have been many twists and turns in the story. Whenever a court awards claimants compensation, J&J goes back to court to try and get the verdict overturned or the payment reduced. Sometimes […]
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