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Asbestos Exposure for Construction Workers

Asbestos is a common element in construction materials such as textiles, insulation, and friction products. This puts construction workers at an especially high risk for developing conditions such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, pleural plaques, and more. Workers who demolish or remodel older buildings are especially vulnerable, as asbestos was once used in much higher levels than it is today.

If you have developed mesothelioma as a result of working with asbestos in construction, contact an asbestos exposure lawyer at Williams Hart by calling 800-781-3955 today.

OSHA, Asbestos, and Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes that asbestos is a particularly pressing issue in the construction industry. To address it, they have developed a specific set of regulations to protect the health of construction workers.

These regulations are too complex to be thoroughly described on one webpage, but some of the most important requirements for employers are noted below:

  • Air samples should be regularly tested for asbestos fibers. These fibers should be kept below a legally mandated level.
  • Employees who may be exposed to asbestos must be given working respirators, clean rooms in which to change in and out of work clothes, and any other necessary safety equipment.
  • Employees exposed to asbestos above the allowed limit must be issued health questionnaires and routinely examined by doctors to detect any health problems.
  • All workers have the right to have chest X-rays examined by qualified professionals using widely accepted diagnostic criteria.

Seeking Compensation with a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Asbestosis and mesothelioma can take years to begin showing symptoms. As a result, many people who were exposed to this dangerous substance before these regulations were written are just beginning to become ill. There are also all too many companies who do not follow regulations as well as they should, even today.

If you or a loved has been injured by workplace exposure to asbestos, contact asbestos lawyer Williams Hart at 800-781-3955.

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