Posts Tagged ‘occupational disease’

One year’s newly diagnosed asbestos-related diseases cost Canada $2.3 billion

21 Sep 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

Canadian Money CREDIT KMR Photography 100x100 One years newly diagnosed asbestos related diseases cost Canada $2.3 billionThe first study to place a monetary cost to Canadian society for work-related asbestos exposures has suggested a high price tag. The Institute for Work & Health in Toronto has suggested the costs total $2.35 billion for Canadians, according to Canadian Occupational Safety. (more…)


Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesothelioma

9 Apr 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Missouri Department of Labor logo 100x100 Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesotheliomaThere is legislation pending in Missouri that would require employees seeking compensation for “occupational diseases due to toxic exposure,” including mesothelioma, to rely on workman’s compensation benefits. The bill, Senate Bill 1, would prevent employees from seeking justice in a court of law for injuries and deaths related to on-the-job exposure to toxins. (more…)