asbestos

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – 7

Global Asbestos Awareness Week takes place annually from April 1 to April 7. Asbestos is a dangerous fiber, exposure to which causes many illnesses and is known to cause mesothelioma. In fact, the vast majority of mesotheliomas are caused by exposure to asbestos.
For the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, an organization whose mission it is to […]


Asbestos Safety Practices for Building Owners and Managers

Just as the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) sets strict regulations regarding asbestos in school buildings, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides building owners and manager’s guidance to properly maintain buildings with known or possible asbestos-containing materials.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Guidance is available from the EPA for owners and managers of buildings such as […]


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 […]


Renewal of Zadroga Act Presents Major Win for Mesothelioma Advocates

Today, Congress voted and passed its budget bill, which included a nearly indefinite renewal of the Zadroga Act, which provides heathcare for first responders and others impacted by events of 9/11, the results look promising. The Meso Foundation is hopeful that the bill will pass thus extending nearly indefinitely healthcare benefits to first responders who […]


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 […]