Insulators Local 2 prides itself on the safety measures for ensuring workplace health and safety in exposure to asbestos and other hazard risks while on the job. Our union knows firsthand of the devastation and pain mesothelioma causes for the victim, families and loved ones. Though it may seem like a hopeless battle, its determination, compassion, and advocacy through our communities help fight for better treatment options.
September represents Mesothelioma Awareness month with Mesothelioma Awareness Day being on September 26, 2022, annually. The day was officially established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to help drive more awareness and funding to this cancer. Communities including patients, family members, colleagues and doctors will join forces in raising awareness to ultimately find a cure. On this day, supporters are encouraged to wear blue, whether it be t-shirts, wristbands or ribbons.
Mesothelioma awareness is needed because asbestos-related diseases kill more than 100,000 workers worldwide and 2,500-3,000 people in the U.S. die each year. Mesothelioma Awareness Day helps to increase awareness and educate the public about the dangers of asbestos exposure, thanks to The National Cancer Institute. This year, Local 2 can band together, and wear blue, to show its support in through these alternative ways to enhance the power of awareness and education of this rare disease.