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May employees who have been incidentally exposed to asbestos (i.e., not directly connected with their assigned duties) receive hazardous duty pay for asbestos?

No. As stated in the description of asbestos duty in appendix A, agencies may pay hazardous duty pay for asbestos when the risk of exposure is directly connected with the performance of assigned duties. Employees should not be paid hazardous duty pay after being exposed to asbestos (or any other hazard) when the exposure is not triggered by their job duties. It cannot be paid because of an accidental exposure.

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