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Maintenance Workers Continue to Face Asbestos Exposure

According to a government report that we blogged about earlier this month, maintenance workers have a greater risk of contracting mesothelioma from older asbestos containing products than employees in other professions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that, “current exposures to commercial asbestos in the United States occur predominantly during maintenance operations and remediation of older buildings containing asbestos.” These jobs include activities where workers are around products used as insulators in buildings and roofing products, wallboards, paint and concrete. The CDC report indicates that number of deaths nationally from malignant mesothelioma increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. Of 23 states studied, more than 96 percent of mesothelioma-linked deaths were among workers in industrial occupations such as insulation, pipefitting, steam fitting and plumbing. To view the CDC report, you can click here. Asbestos Exposure Should Be Taken Seriously Asbestos exposure is taken seriously…
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