Other occupations involving asbestos

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

While there are numerous specific occupational groups that were heavily exposed to asbestos on their job during the last century, there are also workers who came in contact with this dangerous mineral in offices, vehicles, or similar workspaces. It is very important to mention that these categories of workers have a lower risk of developing a disease due to asbestos exposure, but the risk still exists since no amount of asbestos in the body is safe. These occupational groups were less likely to bring home asbestos on their clothes and to expose their family members. However, it is essential to acknowledge everyone who may have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace in the past, regardless of the extent of their exposure.

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At the moment, there are roughly 3.5 million buildings that contain asbestos in the United States, ranging from residential to commercial, educational, and industrial. They were put up before the 1980s, so you can only imagine how many structures of this kind existed back in the day, as many have been demolished in the meantime. People who had their offices in a building that contained asbestos products such as insulation, drywall, floor tiles, or popcorn ceiling were at risk of asbestos exposure, although to a lesser extent than individuals who were working directly with the mineral in industrial settings.

The older the building in which the person worked was, the greater their asbestos exposure would be, as products that contain asbestos become friable over the years, being able to release toxic fibers in the environment with the slightest disturbance. Ventilation was a major factor that facilitated the circulation of asbestos fibers in the offices of these workers, as exposure to this mineral occurs via inhalation and ingestion. For instance, exposure to asbestos could easily happen to the person in their office by stepping on floor tiles made with asbestos, which would subsequently release carcinogenic fibers into the air. Moreover, if remodeling was performed to a part of the building that office workers spent most of their time in close proximity of, they could have easily breathed in and swallowed asbestos fibers as well.

Last but not least, another occupational category with low asbestos exposure is drivers, as their cars, trucks, or buses would have components that had been manufactured with asbestos, such as brakes and gaskets. When they would look underneath the hood, they risked inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers that came off the components of the vehicle. Furthermore, truck drivers, in particular, would be exposed to asbestos by picking up the cargo, inspecting the cargo for any defects, securing the cargo for transport, and cleaning up the trailer.

Relevant job titles

  • office worker
  • clerk
  • communications specialist
  • pit recorder
  • supply clerk
  • medical social worker
  • therapist
  • social worker
  • director of social services
  • nurse aid
  • instructor
  • bus driver
  • truck driver
  • cook
  • farmhand
  • janitor
  • housekeeper
  • security guard

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in office workers and drivers

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Companies that exposed other occupations involving asbestos to asbestos

How can we help office workers and drivers who were exposed to asbestos?

Both office workers and drivers, as well as the other similar occupational groups, who were exposed to asbestos and came to struggle with a related disease are eligible for financial compensation from the responsible companies. With over 25 years of experience, our law firm will provide you with the assistance necessary to file a claim with one or multiple asbestos trust funds.

If one of your family members lost their life to a disease stemming from asbestos exposure after having had one of these jobs, you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf to obtain compensation too. Regardless of how intricate your case is, our resourceful attorneys and our experienced legal team will dedicate our endeavors to recovering the money you deserve for your suffering.