If you have worked as a drywaller, you should be aware that your risk for a mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease diagnosis is high. This is because products used in applying drywall contained asbestos until 1978.
Recently, real estate renovators in Texas were cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to asbestos at a San Antonio worksite.
Because asbestos was commonly used in building materials up until the late 20th century, it is not uncommon for the substance to be found at construction sites. This is especially true if the remodel, renovation, or demolition of an older structure is taking place. Where exactly can construction workers find asbestos on the job?
It's not often that a kind-hearted gesture results in a public health hazard. In recent months, the Cottrellville Township and two companies have been cited by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for failing to get a state-certified asbestos inspection.
Did you know that construction workers are some of those most at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases? Due to the many asbestos hazards they encounter on the job, these workers are more likely to face an asbestosis, mesothelioma, or asbestos-caused lung cancer diagnosis than other blue collar workers.