- Construction workers;
- Shipyard workers;
- Family members of workers exposed to asbestos dust;
- Workers in power plants.
Unfortunately the risks of working with asbestos were not firmly established until the 1960’s by which time hundreds of thousands of people had already been exposed. There is now legislation is place to protect workers from exposure to asbestos (S.I. No. 386/2006 – Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Exposure to Asbestos) Regulations 2006.