OSHA has devised regulations for use of personal protective equipment (PPE) with the goal of reducing employee exposure to hazards within the workplace. As a result, respiratory and ventilation equipment was designed to protect workers in various operational environments from the inhalation of asbestos-related dust and coal and/or silica dust.
Unfortunately, despite these safety regulations, the manufacturers of these commonly used respiratory protection products were providing defective respiratory equipment to employees. This resulted in the failure to properly protect coal mine workers and others against respiratory injuries the equipment was supposed to help prevent. The manufacturers can be held accountable for the various types of diseases caused by coal miners’ use of these defective respiratory products.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Black Lung Disease (pneumoconiosis), silicosis, mesothelioma, Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF) or some other dust-related disease, call the Shelton Law Group toll free at 1-888-761-7204 or (502) 409-6460 or visit us at www.robsheltonlaw.com for a free case evaluation. We will make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries due to defective respiratory protection products. We take your case personally.