Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive stress injury that people in many different types of jobs can suffer. Working on a computer all day can cause it, but so can any type of repetitive motion that stresses the ligaments contained in the wrist, like slicing meat at a butcher counter or working on a factory assembly line. Even working with high-powered vibrating machinery can cause it.
Many teens have their first experience in the workforce at a local restaurant. Restaurants are great learning grounds for dealing with customers and functioning in a hectic, high-pressure environment. While they may not pay a lot, the tips can make it worthwhile.
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees who work on and along our state's roads have some of the most dangerous jobs around. That was demonstrated once again last month in Crawford County.
When you go to work, you have the right to a reasonable expectation of safety. This means it is the responsibility of your Ohio employer to make sure you have what to need to do your job safely, whether it's providing certain types of equipment or having training available. With certain steps, it is possible to create a culture of safety in any type of workplace.
Probably the best-known work-related lung diseases are those caused by exposure to asbestos -- namely, lung cancer and asbestosis. However, many other lung conditions and diseases can be caused or exacerbated by a variety of substances in a multitude of work environments.