WorkSafe BC video shows effects of asbestos exposure

23 Apr 2009 by under News, Organizations, Video

A video produced by WorkSafe BC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia), which is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employees of the province, provides a fascinating glimpse of how fibers affect the body. British Columbia is the westernmost Canadian province, and WorkSafe BC serves areas including Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, BC Interior and BC North.

The short video mainly illustrates , a severe scarring of the lungs caused by the inhalation of microscopic asbestos fibers. However, these fibers also can cause mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that most often affects the lining of the lungs, but which also can affect the stomach and/or the heart.

According to WorkSafe BC, since the year 2000, more workers in BC have died from asbestos disease than any other workplace injury.

Watch the video!

3 Responses to “WorkSafe BC video shows effects of asbestos exposure”

  1. Laurel

    Well that's good that there is a video that shows the effects of asbestos, but how is this video being spread around? Is this video being shared with companies that have previously had asbestos exposure, or with companies that still currently have asbestos in the workplace? It's a shame when people end up being diagnosed with a disease because they had no idea that they were being exposed and now they are left to fight a deadly disease and find a Mesothelioma asbestos attorney to win their case, even if the victim falls before the end.

  2. Asbestos Law Firm

    It's really good video, thanks for sharing

  3. Asbestos Law Firm

    It's really good video, thanks for sharing