Workers and Employers

Construction worker drilling into concrete.

Asbestos and silica can be present in several settings, including construction, carpentry, mining, and concrete work.

Asbestos can be found in the following materials, but not limited to:

  • Floor tiles
  • Roof shingles
  • Cement
  • Automotive brakes
  • Electrical, plumbing, acoustical, and structural insulation materials

Silica dust can be created from the following products, but not limited to:

  • Stone
  • Granite
  • Concrete
  • Rock

If you believe that you may have been exposed to asbestos or silica, you can discuss your symptoms and history with your physician and employer.