UNR Trust - Exposure Requirements

 FIRST EXPOSURE PRE 1963

 Industries - Group 1:  Shipyard, Shipbuilding, Insulators, Maritime/Navy on Board, Railroad (Engineers and Shops),
                                        Refineries, Petro Chemical, Utilities (Powerhouses/Stations), Paper Mills, and/or Steel Mills        

  • Occupation that demonstrates direct exposure,
  • Product appropriate to the industry must be identified but no independent product verification necessary.                  

           Group 2:  Any Industry not listed in Group 1 where a UNR asbestos containing product could have been
                            installed.  

  • Occupation that demonstrates direct exposure,
  • Independent product verification necessary.

FIRST EXPOSURE 1963 – 1982

ANY CLAIM ALLEGING ONLY EXPOSURE THROUGH NEW CONSTRUCTION WILL NOT BE VALIDATED.

Exposure to UNR asbestos-containing products after 1962 is presumed to be much less frequent and/or unlikely and where exposure did occur, generally far less intense.

 Industries - Group 1:  All claims in industry Group 1 require the same proof as indicated for first exposure,
                                       pre-1963 described above.  

                      Group 2:  An affidavit showing knowledge of either the injured person or of a co-worker or other person
                                       with a foundation of knowledge regarding the alleged exposure and the specific UNR product
                                       to which the injured person was exposed.  Affidavit guidelines can be found here.

FIRST EXPOSURE POST 1982

  • The Trust will not accept any claims with first exposure post 1982.

SECONDARY EXPOSURE

  • The Trust will not accept lung cancer claims with only secondary exposure in Industry Group 2.
  • The Trust will not accept other cancer claims with only secondary exposure.

MONITORING

In accordance with the Court approved Claims Resolution procedures, the Trust may conduct random or other audits to verify information submitted in connection with any claim or claims.  These audits may apply to claims in general or to specific claims where Trust review of the proof provided in support of allegations raises questions or where disallowances are challenged by claimant counsel.