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Asbestos exposure

Electricians and linemen are among the top occupations at risk of asbestos exposure and developing mesothelioma, a rare cancer that can take 20-50 years to develop. Electricians and linemen are often exposed to asbestos when repairing wiring in structures that were built before asbestos use was banned. This website features extensive information on asbestos, including where to find help, local doctors, treatment centers and support groups, all at no cost.

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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Resources

Nearly 20 percent of construction workers turn to alcohol to cope, including electricians and lineman. The diversity among types of workers and employers complicates prevention and intervention solutions.

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Opioid Resources

“Our country is in the grips of an opioid epidemic. One in four Americans are directly impacted, whether by having a loved one suffering from addiction or becoming addicted themselves. Our Brotherhood is no different. In fact, the construction industry is among the hardest hit,” said IBEW International President Stephenson in a letter to all IBEW Local Unions.

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