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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. We can help you find the appropriate medical care for your mesothelioma, as well as obtain the substantial money compensation you deserve.

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Lung Cancer

Asbestos exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Even though you may have been a cigarette smoker, your lung cancer may also have been caused by exposure to asbestos. We can help you determine whether your lung cancer may have been caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Larynx Cance

Approximately 8,500 individuals in the United States develop larynx cancer each year, and many of these cancers are caused by exposure to asbestos. We can help you find the right the medical care for your cancer, and obtain substantial compensation for your cancer.

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Esophageal Cancer

The link between cancer of the esophagus and asbestos exposure has been known for many decades. Studies indicate that exposure to asbestos increases the risk of esophageal cancer upwards of five times. We can help you get the proper medical treatment, and hold those responsible for your cancer.

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer was first linked to asbestos exposure back in the 1960s. Colon cancer victims are entitled to substantial monetary compensation. We can help you obtain that compensation, along with the medical care you need.

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Asbestosis

Exposure to asbestos causes two major types of non-cancerous diseases: Pulmonary asbestosis and asbestos-related pleural disease. These conditions can cause severe lung and breathing problems. Substantial compensation is still available for these diseases, and we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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What Are OSHA’s Current Regulations for Asbestos?

Despite the well-known dangers of asbestos, it is still frequently encountered in various industries. For example, mechanics may be exposed to asbestos when performing brake and clutch repairs. Construction workers can be exposed if they disturb asbestos material during the renovation or demolition of buildings.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces the following standards found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to protect workers from asbestos exposure:

  • 29 CFR 1926: Construction work, including alteration, repair, renovation, and demolition of structures containing asbestos
  • 29 CFR 1915: Work in shipyards
  • 29 CFR 1910: General industry, such as exposure during brake and clutch repair, custodial work, and manufacture of asbestos-containing products

The standards applicable to the construction and shipyard industries divide work activities into four classes, with Class I being the most hazardous.

  • Class I: Removal of thermal system insulation and sprayed-on or troweled-on surfacing asbestos-containing materials or presumed asbestos-containing materials
  • Class II: Removal of other types of asbestos-containing materials that are not thermal system insulation
  • Class III: Repair and maintenance operations where asbestos-containing or presumed asbestos-containing materials are disturbed
  • Class IV: Custodial activities where employees clean up asbestos-containing waste and debris

OSHA also enforces worker exposure limits for asbestos. Employers are often required to conduct exposure monitoring, although testing requirements vary depending on whether construction and ship work or general industry work is involved. Employers are also required to create controlled zones to protect employees where work with asbestos is performed. Access to these regulated areas must be controlled, with only authorized personnel wearing proper respiratory protection permitted to access it.

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