Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are used in hundreds of products. As more and more people are diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer every year due to asbestos exposure, you may be wondering how to limit your own risk of exposure. The people who are most at risk of are those who work directly with asbestos – especially workers in mining, manufacturing, construction, and demolition.
If you work at a job that has a high risk of asbestos exposure, you should make sure you have appropriate protective wear and special training before you work with non-licensed asbestos materials. Some examples of non-licensed ACMs include asbestos cement, floor tiles, textured coating, and asbestos fire blankets.
Below are some tips to help you minimize the amount of inhalation in a high-risk asbestos workplace:
- Keep materials damp
- Clean as you go with a class H vacuum
- Use hand tools (no power tools)
- Wear disposable overalls and boot covers (or boots without laces)
- Use a disposable FFP3 mask that is properly secured
- Never eat, drink, or smoke in the work area
- Double-bag asbestos waste
If you or one of your loved ones has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP or call (410) 625-9330 today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Baltimore asbestos lawyers.