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.
A mental disorder can be every bit as damaging and frustrating as a physical injury. If you're suffering from any type of mental disorder, you may be in a position to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
If you work in a museum, at a library or any other place where mold tends to exist, then beware. Exposure to black mold's harmful toxins can leave you with lasting respiratory problems and other serious medical conditions.
Dehydration is a serious medical concern, as it can result in kidney failure, shock and extreme cramping among a variety of other side effects.
Data compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Surgeon General's Office shows that 20,000 or more individuals die from lung cancer annually from exposure to radon. This odorless, tasteless gas is only second to smoking as far as lung cancer deaths are concerned. It's not just found in homes, but in Pennsylvania workplaces as well.
If you work outdoors during the spring and summer months, there's always a chance you'll push yourself too far. Doing so can result in many illnesses and injuries, such as heat stroke.
An average adult takes 20,000 breaths each day. Certain pollutants including dirt, fibers, germs, chemicals, smoke and dust may cause some individuals' lungs to function differently others. Those who work in industries in which they're surrounded by these are at increased risk for developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cancer, an infection, fibrosis or scarring.
The alarm clock rings in the morning. You turn it off but really feel like throwing it against the wall and hiding under the sheets. You really, really don't want to go to work today. You just don't feel well or feel like yourself, at least.
We currently live in an era in which mental health issues are gaining increased attention in the news in Pennsylvania and for good reason. Research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health shows that as many as 45 million Americans were diagnosed with some type of mental illness in 2016. Data published by the American Heart Association (AHA) shows that 75 percent of workers have mental health issues.
Throughout the bitter cold that's gripped large swaths of the country this winter, air travelers have expected their flights to take off on time as long as they could do so safely. To accomplish that, ground support workers have had to brave sub-zero temperatures. These are the people who service the planes, load and unload baggage and guide the planes on the tarmac and more.