asbestos

Meso Foundation Participates in 2015 Weinman Symposium

Mary Hesdorffer, APRN, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, was one of the 30 international speakers at the 2015 Weinman Symposium at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
The conference, which was sponsored by Weinman Foundation’s Honolulu chapter, the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, International Association for the Study […]


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 […]


Using Situational Awareness on the Jobsite

In part one and part two of the situational awareness blog series, we defined situational awareness and referenced its use in do-it-yourself projects. In this final installment of the series, we discuss how the use of situational awareness can save lives on the jobsite.
Most of us take on the responsibility of a job or career […]


Using Situational Awareness in DIY Project Safety

“Do it yourself” (DIY) projects are those that you undertake on your own without the help of experienced professionals. Commonly, a DIY project may include building, repairing, home improvement, or maintenance activities. While this type of project can be enjoyable, cost-effective, and so on, it comes with a risk of exposure to hazardous materials such […]