Asbestos & The Most Deadly Jobs
Part Two of a Four-Part Series on How People Developed Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace
This is a four-part series on asbestos in the workplace. Part I covers the basics of mesothelioma caused by asbestos in the workplace. Part II details the deadliest jobs on the planet that require working around asbestos exposure. Part III looks at our war vets and Navy men and women who were put in danger by asbestos in the line of duty. Part IV is all about how workers unknowingly brought asbestos home to their families from the workplace.
Asbestos exposure can be deadly, especially in the workplace. That is because exposure to asbestos while on the job – regardless of whether you are aware of the exposure or not is all too often repeat exposure. And while there is no single safe level of exposure to asbestos, you better believe that the more you are exposed to asbestos, the more at risk you may be for developing the deadly cancer mesothelioma later on in your life.
What is the most dangerous job for asbestos exposure?
The absolute most dangerous profession in regards to asbestos exposure is asbestos mining. We bet you can figure that one out for yourself. And while asbestos mining has been banned in the U.S. for some time, hearing of individuals who developed mesothelioma after working as miners is not ancient news. Most of the miners we hear from mined asbestos in upstate New York or Libby, Montana.
What is the second most dangerous job for asbestos exposure?
In addition to mining, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has reported that construction work is one of the most dangerous industries in terms of exposure to asbestos. Think individuals working in confined environments with asbestos fibers in the air. (Not good.)
After mining and construction, the most dangerous jobs in regards to asbestos exposure were jobs that had to do with:
- Shipbuilding and hip Repairs
- Oil Refining and Chemical Plants
- Aluminum Processing Plants
- Electrical Power Generation Plants
- Steel Mills and the Furnaces in them
- Manufacturing Plants of all kinds
If you or someone you know worked in construction, asbestos mining or worked with one of the dangerous environments listed above and developed mesothelioma cancer, it is very likely that the mesothelioma is due to your dangerous work – work that you may have stopped doing decades ago.