Asbestos has been used in connection with a number of professions such as the US military and armed forces, especially the Navy.
During mid-1970’s excessive amount of asbestos were used in shipbuilding and commercial construction.
According to Occupational Safety & Health Administration “An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry confront meaningful asbestos exposure on the job.
Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive and clutch repair work.”
In certain jobs, people are more inclined to be exposed to this mineral dust like in the manufacturing industry of various products by the mineral and construction and ship-building industries.
As an end-product, dust exposure is found in industries like steel, pipe fitting, shipfitters, asbestos abatement, building demolition, boilermakers, tiles making, maintenance, brake repair, asbestos insulation companies.
already if the job or the work area does not expose a person to asbestos dust, he/she might be at risk of contracting unhealthy diseases caused by the mineral if any family member works in a place where there is usage.
It has been proven to cause dangerous diseases like mesothelioma, the only purpose of various settlements includes helping the employees of the these companies with funds to cover their medical charges, loss of income, and loss of jobs along with the possible learning capacity of an individual.
The government has recently established rules to control the exposure of the mineral at workplace for people working in such companies. The permissible limit for exposure is 0.1 fibers per cubic centimeter for an eight hour workday and the fibre exposure should fall below 1.0 fibre per cc for every 30 minutes of work period.
It is mandatory for companies to to pay attention to the above norms.
If it fails to do so then it is legally bound to pay the compensation to the affected employee.
A number of settlements situations in the United States have been fought after extensive awareness program related to the deadly disease of mesothelioma caused due the exposure of the mineral. Two such situations were fought in 1997 and 1999 which involves huge compensation for mesothelioma class actions.
The Jobs in Asbestos Jobs Board specializes in a number of sectors including Asbestos Surveys, Asbestos Consultancy & Asbestos Removal. The most pertinent asbestos qualifications include:
o Identification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples (PLM)
o Buildings Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos (including Risk Assessment and Risk Management Strategies)
o Asbestos Fibre Counting (PCM)
o Air Sampling and Clearance Testing
o Management of Asbestos in Buildings
o Supervision and Management of the Safe Removal and Disposal
o Initial Appraisal and Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems
o Asbestos and other fibres – specialized recognition of competence in asbestos testing and sampling.
These related jobs also introduce employees to occupational hygiene practice in association to fibrous dusts including asbestos and man made mineral fibres along with method of risk assessment, control and identification of all health risks.