Industrial occupations carry a higher risk of catastrophic injury or death than other jobs. That, however does not change the responsibility of industrial employers to provide the safest workplace possible. This includes providing proper workplace facilities, training, and equipment. Unfortunately, despite state and federal regulations, many industrial employers fall well short of fulfilling their duty. In many cases, the industrial laborers may experience severe or fatal illness as the result of exposure to toxic chemicals, gases, and hazardous materials such as asbestos.