When an employer knows that the work they are having an employee do could bring the employee into contact with asbestos, it is incredibly important for the employer to do everything they can to protect their employee's health and safety. This includes providing their employee with proper safety training and all necessary protective equipment.
When an employer fails to take proper steps to protect their employees from accidental asbestos exposure, it can be catastrophic for employees. For example, employees can sometimes develop cancer, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, from inhaling asbestos. No worker here in North Carolina should have to face a cancer diagnosis because their employer failed to act properly in regards to asbestos-related safety.