Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the world

1 Apr 2015 by Temp Temple under Events, Organizations

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the worldThe Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest independent asbestos victims’ organization in the U.S., has announced the beginning of Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2015, lasting from April 1-7. Read the rest of this entry »


Home renovations and asbestos – how to best protect yourself and those around you

31 Mar 2015 by Temp Temple under News

home renovation flooring 100x100 Home renovations and asbestos   how to best protect yourself and those around youHome renovations can be an exciting process for homeowners eager to create their dream house, but before you or your loved ones dive into a do-it-yourself (DIY) renovation project, consider what would happen if asbestos particles were spreading and no one knew? Read the rest of this entry »


School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect students

17 Mar 2015 by Wesley Smithart under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect studentsAs schools prepare to close for the summer, several school boards are scheduling renovations over the break, including asbestos abatement. Though getting rid of asbestos can be costly and time-consuming, many schools are finding it necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of their students and employees. Read the rest of this entry »


READ Act seeks to revolutionize asbestos reporting

13 Mar 2015 by Temp Temple under News

Capitol 2004 by Ron Reznick digital images.net  100x100 READ Act seeks to revolutionize asbestos reportingDid you know even the slightest exposure to asbestos can have long-term consequences that may become life-threatening? Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) knows, and that’s why he has introduced a new bill that would allow the American public access to up-to-date records on where asbestos has been discovered. Read the rest of this entry »


Canadian workers call for national public building registry for asbestos

12 Mar 2015 by Wesley Smithart under Legal, News

canada flag Canadian workers call for national public building registry for asbestosA growing number of tradespeople in are calling for a national public building registry to let workers know what hazards may exist in their government buildings such as asbestos exposure. Hugh Graham, a former House of Comments electronic technician, worked for 18 years on Parliament Hill and has recently been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. Read the rest of this entry »


Students exposed to asbestos win $1.8 million for medical monitoring

25 Feb 2015 by Temp Temple under Legal

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Students exposed to asbestos win $1.8 million for medical monitoringAfter exposing dozens of young victims to asbestos while on the job, nonprofit Firm Build’s three former executives must pay approximately $1.8 million in damages, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner’s office. Read the rest of this entry »


Japan Supreme Court holds Kubota Corporation liable for asbestos exposure

24 Feb 2015 by Wesley Smithart under Legal, News

Kubota logo 100x100 Japan Supreme Court holds Kubota Corporation liable for asbestos exposure Japan’s Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that declares the Kubota Corporation, a manufacturer of farm equipment, liable for the asbestos-related fatal illness of a man who lived near the plant located in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. In 2005, Kubota began compensating workers who had contracted illnesses due to asbestos exposure, but this decision is this first time the Japanese Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision recognizing corporate responsibility for asbestos-related illness in someone living near a factory. Read the rest of this entry »


Naturally occurring asbestos linked to higher cases of mesothelioma in Nevada and Arizona residents

12 Feb 2015 by Temp Temple under News

Actinolite   USGS Mineral Specimens 003 1 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos linked to higher cases of mesothelioma in Nevada and Arizona residentsNaturally occurring asbestos minerals are human carcinogens and can cause a plethora of health effects, but how does one go about avoiding these dangerous minerals if they’re in the wind? Read the rest of this entry »


So-called asbestos transparency legislation turns justice inside out

10 Feb 2015 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 So called asbestos transparency legislation turns justice inside outThe Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act (FACT Act) may possibly be the most astoundingly backward “call to justice” ever proposed. Supporters of the proposed legislation are looking to protect the corporate wrongdoers who exposed thousands of innocent workers and their families to asbestos disease, while calling for victims to be excoriated as greedy grubbers out for a dime. Read the rest of this entry »


Libby, Montana asbestos case to be reviewed by Workman’s Compensation Court

28 Jan 2015 by Wesley Smithart under Legal, News

forest libby 100x100 Libby, Montana asbestos case to be reviewed by Workman’s Compensation CourtIn 2009, Edwin Moreau died of asbestos-related lung cancer after working at W.R. Grace Mine in Libby, Mont., for almost 30 years. Since he became ill, his wife, Cristita Moreau, has been battling to secure her husband’s benefits to cover his medical expenses. Initially, her claim for occupational disease benefits was refused by Transportation Insurance, W.R. Grace’s company covering claims from sick workers. In 2010, Moreau filed a petition with the Workman’s Compensation Court, which resulted in a settlement in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »