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Asbestos Exposure in the Construction Industry

For many people, the biggest risk for exposure to asbestos comes from the environmental hazards of their
workplace, school, or home. However, jobs in the construction and maintenance fields often contain additional
asbestos exposure. If you work in a field with a high risk of exposure to asbestos, remember to always
protect your safety and that of others by following proper safety precautions and recommendations. If
you encounter what you believe to be asbestos-containing material on the job, remember these safety
tips.

  • Stop work right away and have a sample tested to confirm or deny the existence of dangerous levels of
    asbestos.
  • Clearly mark and close off the area so that only authorized personnel with proper safety gear enter
    the area.
  • Stop the use of high-speed power tools that generate excess dust and debris.
  • Do not scrub the material.
  • Do not blast the area with water.
  • When removing any asbestos-containing materials, make sure that they do not become broken or crushed.
  • Never place any asbestos products into garbage cans or bags that are not specifically designated for
    asbestos waste.
  • Properly label all waste and follow proper standards in disposing of the waste. Asbestos waste is treated
    differently than other worksite waste and is often buried at specific landfills.

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If you have developed mesothelioma or a different lung condition after exposure to asbestos, the
mesothelioma lawyers
of Williams Kherkher can review your situation and advise you on the
best legal action to take. Contact our offices today at 800-781-3955 to schedule your consultation.

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