Job Sites and Occupations2019-06-04T10:54:21+00:00

Occupations and Jobs With High Exposure to Asbestos

Asbestos has been used by a number of different industries in a variety of ways, which has put workers at great risk to asbestos exposure and significant long-term health problems, including mesothelioma. Even workers in the unlikeliest of professions may have been exposed to asbestos given the popularity of the fiber for its resistance to heat and fire and its reluctance to conduct electricity.

Job sites that typically used asbestos:

  • Auto Repair Shops
  • Chemical plants
  • Construction sites
  • Factories
  • Foundries
  • Power plants
  • Refineries
  • Ships
  • Shipyards
  • Steel mills

Occupations often exposed to asbestos:

  • Automobile manufacturing production workers
  • Boilermakers
  • Building engineers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement plant production workers
  • Construction workers
  • Custodians
  • Demolition and wrecking crews
  • Drywallers
  • Drywall finishers
  • Electrical workers, including those in contact with asbestos insulation
  • Foundry workers
  • Iron workers
  • Maintenance workers
  • Manufacturing plant workers
  • Material product manufacturers
  • Mechanics
  • Painters
  • Pipe fitters, machinists and insulators
  • Plumbers
  • Power plant workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Refinery workers
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Shipbuilders
  • Steel workers
  • Textile mill workers
  • United States Navy veterans
  • Warehouse workers
  • Water plant workers

While many products and job sites no longer use asbestos, symptoms of mesothelioma and other conditions caused by asbestos do not typically show up for 20 to 40 years.

Learn more about whether asbestos is still used and what companies really know about asbestos exposure on the job.

Experienced Representation for Mesothelioma in the Bay Area and California

For more information regarding job sites and occupations with high exposure to asbestos, contact an experienced lawyer at Kaiser Gornick LLP.

Contact us at (800) 824-8234 to speak with an attorney or schedule a free initial consultation online.