Protect Yourself from Asbestos at Work It is a myth that those who have been already exposed to asbestos can’t prevent themselves from developing mesothelioma and other asbestos related syndromes. You can definitely prevent the disease to spread in your body completely and lower the cancer risk. Asbestos still lingers at home and work and therefore it becomes important to educate yourself about the use of asbestos. Awareness of asbestos can help prevent asbestos exposure, which causes diseases like mesothelioma and other syndromes. Prevention at work It is required by the employees to test the air and keep the asbestos level below a certain level during work shift of 8 hours. In addition to monitoring the exposure limits, employees are recommended to take the following further steps to prevent asbestos: • Employees should perform air monitoring and keep records • Complete regular assessments of asbestos risks should be done by the employees. • Asbestos hazards should be communicated to workers. • Employees should use proper work practices and controls to limit exposures • Employees should offer respiratory protection if exposure limits are exceeded by a certain range. • Asbestos awareness training should be provided to the employees. • Medical surveillance should be provided to workers exposed to asbestos How can you prevent yourself from asbestos at work? • You should ask your employer about any asbestos health risks in your workplace • You should ever cut, saw, drill, sand, scrape or otherwise disturb asbestos-containing materials • It is important to always wear proper protective gear when your work may disturb asbestos • Make it a habit of not bringing home work clothes or shoes that may have been contaminated with asbestos. As most of the people in Kansas City are exposed to asbestos and become a victim of mesothelioma, Kansas City Mesothelioma Attorney provides the best lawyers who help in getting justice and legal compensations if the victim dies. The Kansas City Mesothelioma Attorney provides free consultations to the victims and family.