Asbestos has been used heavily during much of the last century in almost all aspects of production and construction. While many factory jobs and construction jobs involve working directly with asbestos, there are some jobs thought to be relatively safe from asbestos exposure. One of these safer construction jobs is sheet metal work.
Sheet metal workers typically handle projects working only with the metal and not coming in direct contact with asbestos-containing material like wall insulation or pipe insulation, some of the most likely sources of material emitting deadly asbestos fibers.
Unfortunately, many of these workers have been exposed to asbestos indirectly, and, while indirect exposure might seem safer, a recent study published in the