According to Asbestos.com, “Asbestos exposure is the No. 1 cause of work-related deaths in the world. Americans who worked in construction, manufacturing, and other blue-collar industries are most at risk of asbestos exposure. Research shows approximately 20 percent of asbestos workers develop a related disease later in life.”
In addition to avoiding Asbestos exposure, it’s important to wear necessary PPE when working around or with this dangerous substance. Other safety tips to help protect yourself include using signage to identify areas/objects where asbestos might be disturbed, labeling asbestos-containing materials, and reporting any unsafe working conditions to the appropriate person.”
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