The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has implemented safety standards to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure to workers. Companies that fail to follow these standards may be liable for significant damages if the health of workers is affected.
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Protecting Workers From Asbestos-Containing Materials
There is NO safe level of asbestos exposure. Even exposure to asbestos for one day can cause mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer.
OSHA standards offer the following protections for workers in environments that may contain asbestos:
- Personal asbestos exposure monitoring devices to assess the risk of potential exposure
- Establishing regulated areas that control work practices in areas where there is asbestos exposure
- Instituting engineering controls to reduce airborne levels of asbestos
- Medical monitoring of workers exposed to asbestos
OSHA has also developed self-inspection procedures for companies to prevent occupational exposure to asbestos. If you may have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, tell your doctor so he or she can be on the alert for symptoms of asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. It usually takes decades for disease to develop following exposure to asbestos.
For More Information About Asbestos Exposure And OSHA from our Asbestos Exposure Lawyers
Our California asbestos exposure attorneys have helped victims for more than 40 years. If you or a family member is suffering from an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, contact our team of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure lawyers to learn more about how we can help you. A workplace asbestos exposure lawyer can explain OSHA inspections and how failure to comply could make you eligible for compensation.