Do you have a stressful job? If so, then the way that you feel could be adversely impacting your health. A recent Psychosomatic Medicine journal article captured how individuals who hold down demanding jobs are 45% more likely to become diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes than others with less stressful careers. Other studies show that stress adversely affects workers in many other ways too.
If you work in a large office building that has a water system or where your bosses regularly run a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit, then you'll want to listen up. This equipment could be releasing a harmful bacteria known as Legionella into the water or air making you sick.
The medical field is one of the most dangerous fields for individuals to work in. Workers in this industry are exposed to a variety of hazards that place them at risk of injury or illnesses.
Mental health is a real concern, especially among workers employed in certain industries. Depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns can adversely impact a worker's on-the-job performance and result in absenteeism. This is why employers must remain vigilant for negative employee behaviors. They can help their employees get the help that they need if they notice them early on.
There are no two ways about it. Hypothermia is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Without this, severe bodily harm or even death is possible.
Even though the temperatures have dropped significantly in Pennsylvania, it doesn't mean that all outdoor projects will be put on hold. Construction crews will still operate, postal carriers will still deliver mail and emergency services personnel will still respond to incidents. All of these professions and more will still have to endure the elements during the winter months in Pennsylvania, so here are some tips for avoiding frostbite if you have to work outdoors.
Granite, marble and other stone countertop workers are experiencing declining health and are suffering premature deaths at an alarming rate. This shocking finding was highlighted in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article published late last month. The journal is the publication of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Pennsylvania union workers and their representatives lobbied the General Assembly last month to pass both Senate Bill 464 and House Bill 1082. They did so in the hope of motivating state lawmakers to extend the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) protections to its over 577,000 public workers. Right now, only private-sector employees are afforded such protections.
A 52-year-old man jumped from the 17th floor of the Center City building in downtown Philadelphia on Sept. 9. The 6:40 a.m. incident, which occurred at the 100 South Broad Street residential building, claimed his life. The medical examiner's officer have ruled his death as a suicide. The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has since identified the decedent as the head of their Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
A study published earlier this month in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine sheds light on how various occupational factors can cause workers to develop certain diseases and conditions. One of those is sarcoidosis.