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Asbestos Exposure In Industries and Trades

Certain trades or industries are more commonly associated with a high risk of asbestos exposure and subsequent mesothelioma diagnoses. The trades most widely associated with high exposure to asbestos are those that often expose workers to other dangerous materials and are often seen as hazardous work in general.

Trades & Industries Exposing Workers to Asbestos

  • Asbestos product manufacturing (insulation, roofing, building, materials)
  • Automotive repair (brakes & clutches)
  • Construction/contractors
  • Maritime
  • Miners
  • Offshore rust removals
  • Oil refineries
  • Power plants
  • Railroads
  • Sand or abrasive manufacturers
  • Shipyards / ships / ship builders
  • Steel mills
  • Tile cutters