Unions, Members and Asbestos Exposure


Unions originally formed to help protect workers and their rights. Today, for many unions, that mission has expanded to include educating members about the risk of asbestos exposure.

Many workers now follow their union’s safety guidelines concerning asbestos. Even so, they still may have been exposed in the past, before the dangers were known. Something else these organizations do is push to get compensation for members made ill due to worksite exposure.

Many of them are now leading the fight against companies that inadequately protected workers — workers who were unknowingly exposed to asbestos.

Certain trades and jobs put workers at greater risk than others for asbestos exposure. These include construction, mining, construction, shipbuilding, automotive, and many more.

If you’ve worked in any of these areas, consider whether you’ve been exposed and may be suffering from mesothelioma.