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Protecting Yourself from Asbestos Exposure at Work

Asbestos remained a popular building material until the 1970s, when it was discovered that various forms of cancer, such as mesothelioma, could be linked to the inhalation and ingestion of the substance. Not only did the construction industry embrace asbestos, but large manufacturing companies found the material to be a cheap alternative substance for many of their products.

Workers that were exposed to asbestos before 1970 are at high risk of developing mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. Mesothelioma symptoms often do not appear for several decades after the initial exposure period. If you believe that you may have been put at risk of developing mesothelioma, visit your doctor immediately to undergo testing.

While asbestos has been banned in the United States for many years, the substance is still found in some old buildings and products. Workers in the construction, maritime, service, and manufacturing industries should be particularly aware of their working conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established various regulations to protect workers from asbestos exposure. Your employer is responsible for abiding by these regulations to ensure your safety.

One of the most effective ways that you can protect yourself on the job is to wear any protective equipment that is supplied by your employer. Negligent employers who do not provide the appropriate safety equipment may put their employees at serious risk of developing mesothelioma. If you are concerned about your safety at work, speak with your employer to see if they will take responsibility for your working conditions. If they ignore or refuse to follow OSHA’s safety regulations, you should report them immediately and contact a mesothelioma lawyer.

An experienced mesothelioma lawyer will be able to effectively evaluate your case and provide you with the guidance needed to navigate the complicated legal system. When your health is at risk, do not hesitate to take legal action to protect it. Knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyers have the legal skills to aggressively represent you as you take legal action against your employer.

For more information about your legal rights and to schedule a consultation, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-781-3955.

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