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Dealing with depression at work

Dealing with depression can be taxing and it can feel lonely. However, people suffering from depression should know that they are not alone. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America over 16 million Americans struggle with depression.

Bill introduced to help retired coal miners

As a previously discussed here, miners in Ohio and elsewhere face dangers to their health because of the environment they work in. Work-related lung diseases could occur, and miners that suffer such a fate are often left dealing with serious health issues. This can become problematic over time, as the worker is likely to require frequent and ongoing medical treatment, making it difficult to maintain their job.

Occupational illnesses and the mining industry

A job is not only just a career, but is also a way of life. No matter the type of job a person has or what industry he or she works in, having a job means having a steady income. While working is important to individuals in Ohio and elsewhere, it is important to note how certain occupations could have an impact on a person's health. Because of some work environments, a worker's lungs could be significantly impacted, even causing a lung disease.

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.

Getting workers' compensation for a workplace illness

In order to pay for basic living needs, most people obtain employment. Whether it is a well-paying job or not, these funds are considered crucial for living. This means that when income is significantly reduced or stopped, problems can arise. While many workers in Ohio and elsewhere do not consider the possibility of no longer being able to work because of their work environment, the reality is that this often happens. A worker suffers a work-related illness, causing them to require significant medical attention.

ADA protections for mental illness in the workplace

In the U.S., about 18 percent of individuals report a mental illness in any given month, making psychiatric disability one of the top reported. Workers with mental illness, or a history of mental illness, are provided workplace rights and legal protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Common occupational diseases suffered by workers

When individuals in Ohio and elsewhere go to work, they expect to complete their work duties and get paid for them. People do not expect the act of working to cause them actual harm. In other words, workers do not often consider the possibility of suffering a serious illness from the work environment. Unfortunately, this occurs to many workers, causing people to question what options they have when a workplace accident leaves them unable to work.

What are the signs and symptoms of black lung disease?

As previous posts here have highlighted, occupational illnesses can impact workers in Ohio suddenly. These illnesses can be severe, resulting in ongoing medical care. In some cases, this means missing an extended period of time from work, as it takes time to address these medical problems. However, even with ongoing medical treatment, some employees miss too much work, causing financial harms.

Workplace illnesses and black lung disease

While Ohio has a wide variety of work industries and environments, one profession that is often thought of is mining. While this is a vital role in the U.S., it is also a line of work that could present many health and safety dangers to workers. Take, for example, black lung disease. Miners are often forced to breathe in harmful contaminates and, over time, could develop a serious condition.