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Tim Povtak

Tim joined Asbestos.com in 2011 as Senior Content Writer, believing he could make a difference in raising awareness of mesothelioma cancer and the dangers of asbestos exposure. Tim earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Ohio University after growing up near the steel mills of Youngstown, Ohio, where exposure to asbestos products was extensive.He is inspired by the courage and resolve of mesothelioma survivors, the dedication of the medical professionals helping these cancer patients, and the tireless work ethic of the families and advocates who refuse to concede.Tim Povtak is also affiliated with The Mesothelioma Center and can be contacted using the options on the right. For info on how we work with industry partners, click here and for more information on mesothelioma, check out http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma.
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Articles by Tim Povtak


Top 5 Ways for Power Plant Workers to Avoid Asbestos Exposure Top 5 Ways for Power Plant Workers to Avoid Asbestos Exposure Top 5 Ways for Power Plant Workers to Avoid Asbestos Exposure Top 5 Ways for Power Plant Workers to Avoid Asbestos Exposure


Make sure all your bases are covered when it comes to asbestos exposure. Prevent future complications by protecting yourself properly now

FAQ: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Asbestos Handling FAQ: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Asbestos Handling FAQ: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Asbestos Handling FAQ: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Asbestos Handling


What kind of personal protective equipment do you need to handle material that might contain asbestos? Read this FAQ to find out

Q&A: Automobile Mechanics and Asbestos Exposure Q&A: Automobile Mechanics and Asbestos Exposure Q&A: Automobile Mechanics and Asbestos Exposure Q&A: Automobile Mechanics and Asbestos Exposure


This brief article provides answers to all your basic questions about auto mechanics and their risk of asbestos exposure on the job

5 Ways for Electricians to Avoid Asbestos Exposure 5 Ways for Electricians to Avoid Asbestos Exposure 5 Ways for Electricians to Avoid Asbestos Exposure 5 Ways for Electricians to Avoid Asbestos Exposure


Every electrician is well aware of the electrical hazards that come with the job. But asbestos exposure is also a common and very serious...

Asbestos 101 - Everything You Need to Know About The Deadly Mineral Asbestos 101 - Everything You Need to Know About The Deadly Mineral Asbestos 101 - Everything You Need to Know About The Deadly Mineral Asbestos 101 - Everything You Need to Know About The Deadly Mineral


Asbestos 101 - Everything You Need to Know About The Deadly

Q&A: Construction Workers and Asbestos Exposure Q&A: Construction Workers and Asbestos Exposure Q&A: Construction Workers and Asbestos Exposure Q&A: Construction Workers and Asbestos Exposure


Although asbestos use is now highly regulated, some professions are at high risk for exposure. Learn why construction workers are at risk...

Q&A - Top At-Risk Occupations for Asbestos Exposure Q&A - Top At-Risk Occupations for Asbestos Exposure Q&A - Top At-Risk Occupations for Asbestos Exposure Q&A - Top At-Risk Occupations for Asbestos Exposure


Some occupations are at a higher risk asbestos exposure than others. Learn what occupations are at risk, and how you can prevent or...

U.S. Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure: Frequently Asked Questions U.S. Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure: Frequently Asked Questions U.S. Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure: Frequently Asked Questions U.S. Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure: Frequently Asked Questions


A large percentage of individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma are U.S. military veterans. Learn why the percentage of veterans diagnosed is...

Q&A: Firefighters and Asbestos Q&A: Firefighters and Asbestos Q&A: Firefighters and Asbestos Q&A: Firefighters and Asbestos


Learn how asbestos has an effect on the health and safety of firefighters, and how they can keep themselves safe when exposed to asbestos

Shipyards and Asbestos: Frequently Asked Questions Shipyards and Asbestos: Frequently Asked Questions Shipyards and Asbestos: Frequently Asked Questions Shipyards and Asbestos: Frequently Asked Questions


Asbestos is a problem when working on older ships. Learn how to keep yourself safe, and recognize when you may be in danger of being...

Q&A by Tim Povtak


What are some of the risks firefighters face from asbestos exposure? What are some of the risks firefighters face from asbestos exposure? What are some of the risks firefighters face from asbestos exposure? What are some of the risks firefighters face from asbestos exposure?


Firefighting is a dangerous job, and there are more hazards than one might think. The intense heat, raging flames and choking smoke are...