Employers are required to follow regulations dealing with asbestos exposure on the job that have been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Federal agency responsible for health and safety regulations in maritime, construction, manufacturing, and service workplaces. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforces regulations related to mine safety. Workers should use all protective equipment provided by their employers and follow recommended work practices and safety procedures. For example, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved respirators that fit properly should be worn by workers when required.
Workers who are concerned about asbestos exposure in the workplace should discuss the situation with other employees, their employee health and safety representative, and their employers. If necessary, OSHA can provide more information or make an inspection. Regional offices of OSHA are listed in the “United States Government” section of telephone directories’ blue pages (under “Department of Labor”). Regional offices can also be located at http://www.osha-slc.gov/html/RAmap.html on the Internet, or by contacting OSHA’s national office at:
|Organization:||Office of Public Affairs |
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
|Address:||Room N–3647 |
200 Constitution Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20210
|TTY (for deaf or hard of hearing callers):||1–877–889–5627|
|Internet Web site:||http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/index.html (Worker’s Page)|
Mine workers may contact:
|Organization:||Office of Information and Public Affairs Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) |
U.S. Department of Labor
|Address:||23rd Floor |
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209–3939
|Internet Web site:||http://www.msha.gov|
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is another Federal agency that is concerned with asbestos exposure in the workplace. The Institute conducts asbestos-related research, evaluates work sites for possible health hazards, and makes exposure control recommendations. In addition, NIOSH distributes publications on the health effects of asbestos exposure and can suggest additional sources of information. NIOSH can be contacted at:
|Organization:||Information Resources Branch|
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
|Address:||Robert A. Taft Laboratories|
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45226–1998
|Internet Web site:||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh|
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