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In 1993 OSHA "estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job." The estimate has not changed according to OSHA since 1989 (Department of Labor, 1989; 1993). These 1.3 million employees all deal with asbestos in unique work settings consequently vague laws concerning Personal Protective Equipment and asbestos exist. Why are these laws vague? Recall the general duty clause, 'keep your employees safe'. Occasional asbestos work settings must be addressed by Specialized Personal Protective Equipment. The employer must adapt, change, and keep in compliance of the law while protecting their employees.