According to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, more than 75 occupational groups have exposed workers to asbestos. The effect of daily exposure over the span of a career has led many workers to develop asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Use this link to learn more about the occupations and industries that place people at risk of asbestos exposure.
The Continuing Care Safety Association provides industry-specific health and safety training to the Alberta continuing care sector. Its web site features a terrific resource page specifically aimed at helping employers maintain a safe and healthy work place.
Guarding Minds @ Work (GM@W) is a free set of resources designed to protect and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace. The resources allow employers to review the 13 psychosocial factors known to have an impact on organizational health, the health of employees, and the bottom line.