If you work as a medical provider in a health care setting, getting stuck by a contaminated needle is likely one of your greatest concerns. Many debilitating and even deadly diseases can be transmitted from patient to health care worker via a dirty needle.
Significant numbers of workers in the United States face harm and perhaps even death due to safety risks posed by their own co-workers. Certainly, some of these dangerous lapses can be attributed to negligence. But with others, the root cause may far less clear.
If you work in the construction industry here in New England, you may have worked on job sites that wound up shut down due to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaints.
You work hard for your employer and do your best carrying out the daily duties required of your job. It stands to reason that your company would have your back after you suffer an on-the-job injury.
Nurses and other health care workers face some unique challenges with biological workplace hazards. But many employed in other professions are surprised to find themselves at risk of biological hazards in fields that have nothing to do with health care.
Now that summer has arrived, the temperatures will be getting even hotter as we head on into July and August. You may be longing for the cool sea breezes to be rolling in while you are toiling under the summer sun.
Last week, riders and at least one employee with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) were injured in a train derailment in Boston.
It's quite common to see Boston construction workers climbing around on scaffolding erected all over the city. In fact, by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimations, approximately 65% of construction workers' job duties place them regularly on scaffolds.
As the American population ages, there will continue to be a need for home health workers to provide care and assistance to patients. The value of these workers is incalculable, as many might otherwise have to live in-patient at nursing homes or worry about becoming a burden to family members.
As spring emerges in New England, it's common to see many construction crews out in force. The long winter is over, and those looking to build or remodel start laying their plans.