According to a report in CAREX Canada,approximately 235,000 Canadians are exposed to asbestos in their workplace.
The largest industrial groups exposed are construction-related (specialty trades and building construction contribute about 67% of all exposed workers). Other important industries include public administration, schools, and hospitals.
When examining exposure to asbestos by occupation, the largest exposed groups are carpenters (36,000 workers exposed), construction trades helpers and labourers (36,000 workers exposed), electricians (21,000 workers exposed), and janitors, caretakers and building superintendents (19,000 workers exposed).
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