Asbestos legislation is shaped and influenced by a number of government bodies including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and many interests groups. In the last decade, asbestos legislation has been introduced to congress nearly each year, as the battle between asbestos victim’s rights and protection of businesses rages on.
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What’s the problem?
Asbestos legislation is designed to protect workers and the wider general public, as well as the environment itself, from the potentially deadly effects of exposure to this toxic substance. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and in addition to a form of cancer, it can also result in lung scarring and respiratory problems. Asbestos legislation is designed to reduce the chances of exposure to this material, and anyone found to be violating asbestos regulations is likely to face very hefty penalties, both financial and otherwise.
Forty to fifty years ago, most unions were not successful in their fight against asbestos exposure issues. Today, however, some of the country’s largest and most powerful trade and labor unions are making strides in the fight for fair compensation for those sickened by asbestos cancers like asbestosis and mesothelioma. Even international unions have jumped on the bandwagon, issuing statements about unfair compensation and taking up the cause for workers worldwide whose lives have been affected or cut short by unnecessary asbestos exposure.
Some of the laws and regulations that form part of asbestos legislation include the Control of Toxic Substances Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response. Those who work with asbestos and those requiring more information about asbestos legislation in the USA are advised to contact the Environmental Protection Agency, where the most up-to-date asbestos legislation information is available.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
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