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What Do I Do if My Employer Isn’t Following OSHA Asbestos Standards?

As the health-related consequences of asbestos exposure have become more widely known, Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) has been regulating the amount of asbestos exposure in the workplace since the 1970s. These regulations on both the federal and state levels outline the requirements for measurement of potential exposure as well as specific work practices. What […]

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Which Countries Have Banned Asbestos?

Awareness about the significant dangers associated with asbestos exposure has spread rapidly across the globe, with many countries acting quickly to take action and keep their citizens safe. As a result, 55 countries around the world have banned asbestos. Although several of these nations permit exceptional and limited use of asbestos-containing products, it can be […]

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UK Survey Shows Continued Asbestos Risk for Construction Workers

A new survey of UK construction workers reveals a shocking number of employees exposed to asbestos on the job, and an even greater number unaware that asbestos causes mesothelioma and other conditions. An Eye-Opening Survey Britain’s Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) commissioned the study. Five hundred construction workers answered a series of questions […]

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What Are My Legal Options After an Asbestos Disease Diagnosis?

A diagnosis of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease is a difficult one for both patients and their families to manage. However, if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are legal options. Because asbestos manufacturers have been found liable for knowingly exposing people to a harmful substance, they are responsible for […]

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Lawsuit in Florida Begins Over Talc-Caused Mesothelioma Case

A ground-breaking lawsuit began trial proceedings in late February, permanently changing the mesothelioma legal landscape and establishing a new precedent for asbestos litigation. The two plaintiffs, Robert Lord and his wife Lola, filed a lawsuit against Vanderbilt Minerals LLC. Their lawsuit claimed that Robert’s development of mesothelioma was due to exposure to industrial products made […]

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Bipartisan Michigan Bill Aims to Protect Construction Workers From Asbestos Exposure

In another promising step forward, new Michigan legislation has been introduced with the aim to protect construction workers from being exposed to asbestos at work. The collection of bills was brought about due to reports over the last several years that highlighted dangerous gaps in workplace safety enforcement by the City of Detroit. The city’s […]