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Asbestos exposure can cause serious health problems

Over the years, asbestos was used in a variety of consumer products and construction products, including building materials and other products, such as brake pads. Asbestos has properties including heat resistance, strength and insulating benefits that make it useful in a variety of products. However, it poses many health hazards.

Caring for a workplace illness

Workers suffering from a workplace illness can be in a difficult position as they are unable to work whilw face mounting medical bills to care for their occupational illness. It is essential for workers impacted by a workplace illness to know how they can get the help they need with lost wages and their medical expenses.

What is asbestos exposure and why is it serious?

Asbestos exposure can lead to devastating health consequences and be a serious health concern for workers. Asbestos exposure can contribute to several different types of devastating illnesses which is why workers need to understand what they are and be familiar with the legal resources that may be available to help them.

Work illness can be truly debilitating

When our body and mind are working together in perfect health and harmony, it makes it much easier to do our work and be the person that we want to be. However, when things are in discord, it can have severe reparations your everyday life and work life. Work illnesses can be so severe that it makes it impossible to earn a wage like you once could.

Suffering heat illness in the work environment

With the summer heat setting in, many residents in Ohio are enjoying the warm weather. While it is typically ideal weather to spend time at the beach, it is not always ideal for workers when they spend eight plus hours outdoors in the heat. Spending long periods of time in the heat can be dangerous for workers, causing heat stress. This could ultimately lead to injuries or illnesses requiring medical treatment for the worker.

How common is work-related depression?

Employees in Ohio and elsewhere think of their workplace as a safe space. Whether a person is working in an office setting or in construction, for example, employees in all industries are under the impression that employers have taken the time to ensure the safety of their employees. When an employer fails to uphold this duty, a worker could suffer harm. This could be a physical injury, emotional trauma and even a permanent health condition.

Asbestos exposure in the workplace

Many workers face a wide range of risks every day. While many of these risks are minor and unlikely, others could be serious and common. For certain occupations, there is a risk of harmful exposures. Take asbestos, for example. While it is fairly common to encounter this at least once in a lifetime, long-term exposure to asbestos particles could result in serious and even life-threatening occupational illnesses.

DOL rule changes could impact retired nuclear workers

It is true that some work industries are more dangerous than others. And, because of these known risks, workers are often aware of the harm they could suffer. Even with this knowledge and safety measures in place, workers could still suffer workplace illnesses.

Asbestos exposure and workplace illnesses

Workers in Ohio and elsewhere can encounter a wide range of risks in the workplace. For some, the greatest risk may be what a worker is breathing in. It may not be immediately apparent that an individual is breathing in something harmful. However, over time, a worker could develop a serious workplace illness. Being exposed to asbestos over time, for example, could result in serious harm to a worker, even causing them to no longer be able to work while undergoing medical treatment.

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.