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January 2019 Archives

Do you work outdoors? You could be at risk for cold stress

If you work outdoors, you know that the winter months can be brutally cold in Ohio. From wind and temperatures near freezing to accumulating snow, you likely understand how difficult it may be to do your job in extreme elements. In many cases, snow and low temperatures are much more than just an inconvenience for you -- they may be a threat to your health.

Getting through the SSD application process

Many individuals in Ohio and elsewhere take care of their health and wellbeing so that they do not suffer a medical condition or injury that could significantly impact the way they live their lives. And, while it is important to take proactive steps for one's health, this cannot guard a person from any and all illnesses and injuries. This is especially true when it comes to suffering a workplace injury or occupational illness. These matters could leave a worker severely injured, making it hard to manage daily life and even maintain a job.

Laws help address exposure to carcinogens by firefighters

Getting up and going to work is a fairly routine task for those in Ohio and elsewhere. While some workers may be heading to an office, others are going to a more dangerous work environment. When a workplace presents more hazards, a worker is exposed to more risks. Take firefighters, for example. This career holds many risks, which includes interacting with fire and smoke. Overtime, these dangers in the work environment could present health risks.

Workplace could cause mental illness

For many individuals in Ohio and elsewhere, work gives them purpose. While a career is necessary for most individuals, it can be a source of more than just an income. However, work can also have negative impacts on workers, such as the cause of mental illness. This can be extremely overwhelming, as mental health problems could make it challenging to handle a daily routine and even be able to work.