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Asbestos Alert

Studs Terkel narrates this primer on occupational safety and health when exposed to asbestos. Produced, directed and written by Robert Richter.

Asbestos fibers
Asbestos fibers

This film documents how workers are exposed to asbestos in ways that are adverse to their safety and health. And it depicts safer ways to deal with the chemical, known to be the cause of mesothelioma, a fatal disease.




The film was completed in the closing days of the Carter White House and buried by the Reagan administration because it was considered unfriendly to businesses.

Accurate, timely and moving when it was first made for OSHA and still accurate, timely and moving today.

Study Areas: environment, occupational safety and health, OSHA, corporate economics, asbestos