The risks of asbestos exposure have been known for decades. However, people haven't always taken the necessary safety precautions when there is risk of exposure; some still do not.
Workers can suffer injuries in virtually any part of any job. And while some occupations are more dangerous than others are, certain risks can affect just about every industry. To prevent accidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains extensive rules and regulations for what constitutes a safe work environment, no matter where a person works.