Unions & Trades

Unions and Trades play a vital role in shaping industries and safeguarding the rights of workers. In these blogs, we delve into the significance of unions, exploring the dynamics of various trades, and shed light on the relationship between asbestos and certain trades.

Asbestos Exposure in Foundry & Sheet Metal Workers

Asbestos Exposure in Foundry & Sheet Metal Workers

Over the past century, scientific advancements have revealed the hazards of asbestos exposure. How could we have known that this wildly abundant and, for all appearances, useful mineral would cause hundreds of thousands of deaths? Of course, we couldn’t have,…

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Asbestos Exposure in Mining

Asbestos Exposure in Mining

Throughout history, the mining profession has been vital to the growth and development of our country. Most of the products you use today—your computer, your phone, doorknobs, light bulbs, forks, spoons, the zipper on your blue jeans—could never have been…

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Asbestos Exposure in Pipefitters

Asbestos Exposure in Pipefitters

Asbestos Exposure in Pipefitters, Insulators, & Boilermakers For many in the construction or maintenance industries, asbestos poses a large and potentially lethal risk. Asbestos is a harmful substance found in many insulation materials. When inhaled, asbestos can cause severe breathing…

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Roundhouse Asbestos Exposure in Michigan

Roundhouse Asbestos Exposure in Michigan

Much of the asbestos exposure experienced by railroad workers in Michigan occurred in what was known as Roundhouses. Throughout the state of Michigan, roundhouses were locations where train cars were serviced, maintained, and repaired beginning in the late 19th century….

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Risk of Mesothelioma for Shipyard Workers

Risk of Mesothelioma for Shipyard Workers

Shipyard workers dedicate their careers to building ships primarily for industrial and military purposes. Unfortunately, what many shipbuilders don’t realize or haven’t been warned against is the fact that asbestos exposure on the job is perhaps the greatest work hazard…

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Railroad Workers and Asbestos-Related Claims

Railroad Workers and Asbestos-Related Claims

Asbestos exposure at work is one of the leading causes of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases among railroad workers. Asbestos, a known human carcinogen, can be found in old rail cars, rail ties, locomotives, and even in old…

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Mesothelioma in Railroad Workers

Mesothelioma in Railroad Workers

Generations of workers across different industries have been exposed to asbestos and have developed asbestos-related diseases, including railroad workers. Because of the widespread use of asbestos in products from the 1920s through the 1980s, millions of people were exposed to…

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Asbestos Exposure Through Building Materials

Asbestos Exposure Through Building Materials

Asbestos Exposure: Unveiling Risks in Building Materials Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in building materials throughout much of the 20th century. While many thousands of building materials can include asbestos, asbestos exposure through building materials…

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