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  • Category: Occupational Illnesses

    DOL’s New Rule to Limit Coal Miner’s Exposure to Silica Dust

    Black lung disease, which occurs when a person inhales coal dust – particularly silica dust – is most common among coal miners. Because of this, it is often considered an occupational disease. Although there is a wealth of information on how dangerous inhalable silica is and documenting the multitude of harm that it causes, allowable[…]

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    Carbon Monoxide: Workplace Hazard

    Exposure to carbon monoxide can be deadly. Although one of the most frequently used examples of carbon monoxide poisoning is running a motor vehicle engine indoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that workplace exposure to CO (carbon monoxide) is actually quite common, though preventable. To mitigate known risk factors, employers need to[…]

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    Causes of Occupational Asthma in the Workplace

    Occupational asthma is a respiratory condition caused by inhaling gases, dusts, chemical fumes, or other substances while working. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can also develop after exposure to substances that the worker has sensitivity to (such as an allergy or immune response). Because certain substances are known to cause occupational asthma, it is[…]

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