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Occupations With Higher Risks of Asbestos Exposure

Most commonly, individuals who develop mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos occupationally since several industries have used asbestos in building structures, products, and machinery. Employees are often exposed to high amounts of asbestos day in and day out. Below is a list of occupations more commonly exposed to asbestos. If you or a loved one has ever worked in any of the below occupations, it would be wise to be seen by a doctor to be checked for mesothelioma lung cancer.

Occupations Exposing Workers to Asbestos

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Boiler makers
  • Bricklayers
  • Building Inspectors
  • Carpenters
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Floor Coverings
  • Furnace Workers
  • Glazers
  • Grinders
  • Hod carriers
  • Insulators
  • Iron workers
  • Welders
  • Laborers
  • Longshoremen
  • Maintenance workers
  • Merchant marines
  • Millwrights
  • Operating Engineers
  • Painters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Sand blasters
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Steam fitters
  • Tile setters
  • U.S. Navy veterans