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Asbestos Exposure Prevention

Asbestos Exposure Prevention

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Today's safety training tip deals with Asbestos Exposure Prevention.

10,000 Americans will die this year of asbestos-related diseases 200,000 are currently living with asbestosis.

It’s the number one cause of occupational cancer in the United States, even more than 30 years after its use was essentially halted.

as·bes·tos

noun

A heat-resistant fibrous silicate mineral that can be woven into fabrics, and is used in fire-resistant and insulating materials such as brake linings.

What makes asbestos dangerous are the microscopic fibers that can be inhaled and can cause certain types of lung disease.

Here are some tips to help protect yourself from asbestos exposure:

Remember that working safer is smarter. Be informed on the hazards (Hazard Communication) of asbestos and ask managers if any areas you may be working in could potentially have these fibers present.

We hope you gained a safety training skill today. Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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