What do you do if you’re a Coachella Valley construction worker who has suffered debilitating on-the-job injuries? That turn of circumstances is far from unusual for hard-working individuals who make their living in what is unquestionably one of America’s highest-risk occupational realms.
July 2019 Archives
For many people, cooking is something they enjoy. You may be among those who delight in preparing a meal for your family or using some creativity to turn a tried and true recipe into something uniquely your own. Of course, you know how to take precautions to avoid injuries in your home, such as handling your knife a certain way and cleaning up spills to avoid slipping. In fact, you may rarely hurt yourself in your own kitchen.
Workplace violence happens far too often. The phenomenon is eroding the confidence people once had that their places of work are safe.
The U.S. can’t agree on much right now, but we can all agree on one thing: it has been a hot summer. Temperatures are spiking across the nation, including here in California. The heat isn’t just a problem for those who love to spend time outdoors. It is a hazard for those who work outside and those who work indoors in warehouses, bakeries, foundries and other already-hot environments.
Certain lung diseases have a well-documented connection to certain professions. Black lung, for instance, almost exclusively impacts coal miners. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, and many who develop the disease were exposed at work.