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Who is at most risk for an asbestos-related disease?
Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer and other severe lung diseases. However, despite the high risks of asbestos, many workers still handle it to carry out their work duties in the United States. The chemical and heat resistant properties of...
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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
In July 2001, Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) to provide compensation to workers and their survivors who have developed certain illnesses as a result of exposure to radioactive and toxic substances. EEOICPA claims can...
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Workers Compensation and COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) is the latest infectious disease that has emerged with a huge impact worldwide. Over the last two months since the first US case of coronavirus was confirmed, there has already been an impact to the Workers...
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Are Hairdressers in Danger of Asbestos Exposure?
We have discussed the continuously expanding list of at-risk occupations. It seems as if a report highlights the danger of asbestos exposure in a new career on a regular basis. Unfortunately, a recent study has placed a new occupation squarely...
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Asbestos Exposure at a San Leandro Sheriff’s Office Substation
In the last three years, five Alameda County sheriffs deputies have been diagnosed with cancer. What’s more, it has been shown that they all worked at the same San Leandro substation. The substation, built in the 1940s, is known to...
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Can I File an Asbestos Workers Compensation Claim?
Workers are affected by asbestos exposure in the workplace every day, but many do not know that they might be entitled to compensation for their exposure and the deadly diseases that can result from it. Brayton Purcell LLP works with...
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Avoiding Asbestos Exposure at Work
You know to stay away from areas that are marked with asbestos danger signs, but you might be unaware that most of today’s exposure happens to workers while at their own place of work. Many blue-collar trades are at risk...
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3 Ways Asbestos Follows You Home from Work
If you work around asbestos or with asbestos products, you should be concerned about first and second-hand exposure. Not only does your risk for developing an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma increase–so does your family’s. If your employer has not followed...
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Asbestos Infographic: Occupational Exposure
In our last post, we took a look at three different workers that are affected by asbestos exposure on the job. This infographic will give you more information about the blue collar trades often subjected to asbestos exposure at work:...
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Asbestos Infographic: Asbestos at Work
Did you know that asbestos exposure is still common at many blue collar jobsites? Manual workers have been at risk for asbestos exposure on the job more than any other employees in America. Scroll through our infographic to find out why: If...
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