Being exposed to asbestos can have a dire impact on the health of PA workers. Despite regulations curtailing the use of asbestos, many workers in numerous industries still run the risk of being exposed and as a result may face very severe health ramifications down the line.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry lists a number of professions where asbestos exposure can occur. These includes mechanics, roofers, installers of drywall, welders and many other laborers. However, the construction industry retains the highest risk when it comes to asbestos exposure. In general, exposure most often occurs during the course of repair or renovation of structures erected before use of asbestos was prohibited in building materials.