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Asbestos in the Workplace Infographic
Format: PNG
Language: English / French
Size:  27.9 cm by 43.2 cm
11 in by 17 in

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(Optimized for printing on an 11 x 17 inch sheet)

Product Description

Asbestos are naturally occurring fibrous minerals found throughout the world, including Canada. Because it has heat-resistant and insulating properties, asbestos was used in a wide range of manufactured products such as structural fireproofing and insulation, cement, plaster, and textiles, and to this day, many older applications still remain in homes, buildings and products.

Asbestos materials are a potentially serious workplace hazard, and people who inhale asbestos fibres are at risk of developing lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Share this infographic that outlines the health risks along with the essentials of a control plan that must be in place when asbestos is present, to protect workers from exposure.

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Infographics are designed to be read online, so we encourage you to share them to your online social networks and e-mail. When printing our infographics, please note that they are optimized for 11 by 17 inch paper. We also develop larger posters ideal for printing and display, based on the guidance offered in our infographics.


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