Asbestos and Prevention

Consider Prevention Before Beginning Your Next Home Project

Whether you received new tools over the holidays or have established a New Year’s resolution to finally start the home renovations you have been putting off, we want to first remind you about the dangers of asbestos and proper safety measures to consider before you begin working.
It is not uncommon for homes, especially those built […]


Toledo Union Calls on the Meso Foundation for Asbestos Education

Toledo, Ohio’s location on the western shore of Lake Erie makes it a great city for power houses, refineries, steel mills, lake steam ship building, rail transportation, and other industries that often use asbestos.
Local 50 of The United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA Local 50) is a trade […]


Asbestos Laws and Regulations in Schools

In 1984, the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act (ASHAA) was established by Ronald Regan, making funding available to schools with a significant asbestos hazard and need for financial assistance. The ASHAA not only aimed to reduce the risk of asbestos exposure, but also made funding and assistance from local government agencies available where needed. Under […]


Asbestos Exposure in the Military

Through many decades of service and numerous tours of duty, our veterans in all branches of the armed forces have faced asbestos exposure and continue to face exposure today.
It is well known that Navy ships built prior to 1980 contain significant amounts of asbestos-containing materials that were used in areas such as boiler rooms, pump […]


Trade Union Recognizes Need for Asbestos Awareness Training

Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 12 (SMW 12) has been around for many decades in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The union has played a major role in the building of Pittsburgh and many other areas throughout Western Pennsylvania. Through decades of service and building, SMW 12 members have been faced with the possibility of occupational asbestos exposure […]