McGraw-Edison Asbestos Use

McGraw-Edison, a company that long manufactured a variety of electrical equipment, has employed generations of individuals in a variety of trades. Now part of Cooper Industries, it was created in 1957 when McGraw Electric (which dates back to 1900) merged with Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (a holding company for a variety of manufacturing entities) and became one.

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How to Identify Asbestos

Even today, decades after most uses of asbestos in the U.S. were suspended, we’re still warned to “watch out” for the toxic material. But chances are few of us really know what to watch out for or how to identify asbestos or asbestos materials in our home or at other locations we frequent.

But identifying asbestos materials is indeed ultra-important, especially if one is undertaking a DIY project or other chore that might put them face-to-face with hazardous products.

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Northrop Grumman Asbestos Use Still Plaguing Mechanics

Being an aircraft mechanic has long been an important job. As an aircraft mechanic, you are the person that literally keeps the plane in the sky. During the many wars and conflicts in which the U.S. was a part, the aircraft mechanic was indispensable and anyone who held the position was highly-regarded by their peers.

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Pennsylvania’s Asbestos Legacy

PA Cities Carry Grim Legacy of Asbestos Troubles

In the Keystone State, industry has always been king. From the shores of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers in the east to the banks of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers in the west, factories have long been part of the landscape of Pennsylvania. And, of course, those factories provided employment for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians, including both men and women.

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Asbestos Remediation – Soil Not A Solution

Scientists Discover that Asbestos Can Move Through Soil

For decades, asbestos remediation experts have believed that capping asbestos waste piles by covering them with soil would prevent exposure to the toxic waste, but a group of scientists have recently discovered that this may not be the case at all. In fact, they’ve found that asbestos fibers can perhaps move through soil, allowing for human exposure in instances where it was believed that this “capping” was a final solution.

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Legacy of U.S. Steel Asbestos Exposure Continues

Steel mills have always been associated with dangerous work. Google “steel mill accident” and you’ll likely find a long list of tragic scenarios that have happened over the decades. And even though the steel industry has been greatly reduced in the U.S., one can still find incidences today of deaths associated with work in those noisy, hot, bustling workplaces.

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