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Asbestos safety measures for construction workers

September 27, 2021


Each year, members of the cancer community recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD) by spreading awareness about the disease. Mesothelioma is a preventable type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Today, laws prohibit new uses of asbestos in the U.S, but construction workers continue to be at risk of exposure from old uses of the mineral.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created laws to protect workers from dangerous airborne particles. However, respiratory protection was the third most cited OSHA violation in 2020. To prevent asbestos exposure in the workplace, it’s important for construction workers and employers to understand proper safety practices.

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