Many people have jobs that require extended periods spent outdoors and exposed to the elements. Winter weather can make outdoor work especially dangerous. The combination of potential precipitation and extremely cold temperature can be deadly for improperly equipped workers. Most employers provide workers with equipment and gear to handle outdoor work. Many workers also purchase[…] Read More
Category: Occupational Illness
Are Construction Workers Frequently Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?
Construction workers face a host of job-related risks, such as burn injuries, electrocutions, slip and falls, and heavy machinery accidents. While the work they perform is vital, it is also quite dangerous. In fact, in 2018, one in five private sector deaths occurred in the construction industry. Many hazards construction workers encounter is not always[…] Read More