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History of Asbestos in the Construction Industry | Harbor Environmental Group

History of Asbestos in the Construction Industry

Human beings have a long history of using asbestos due to its properties of fire and heat resistance, and the Romans not only knew about asbestos but also knew something about the damaging effects it had on the health of people who mined it. While the use of asbestos materials is now banned for most […]

More Women Working in the Construction Industry | Orange County Waste Abatement

More Women Working in the Construction Industry

During World War II, large numbers of women entered the construction industry to take up jobs vacated by men who went to war. In the decades after this Rosie the Riveter era ended, women working in any capacity in the construction industry became a rarity. This trend reversed again in the 1980s, and women once […]