Electricians and linemen are among the top occupations at risk of asbestos exposure and developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer that can take 20-50 years to develop. Electricians and linemen are often exposed to asbestos when repairing wiring in structures that were built before asbestos use was banned. This website features extensive information on asbestos, including where to find help, local doctors, treatment centers and support groups all at no cost.
Nearly 20 percent of construction workers turn to alcohol to cope, this includes electricians and lineman. The diversity among types of workers and employers complicates prevention and intervention solutions.