Any injury, disease or other affliction
contracted from working or the working environment
is a work related injury. Common work related
injuries include, falls, cuts, eye damage, crushing
injuries, lung contamination, broken bones and skin
injuries. Injuries are often caused by the
malfunction or misuse of machinery, vehicles and
tools; and inadequate safety clothing or training
when using hazardous chemicals or materials.
A work area may contain any number of hazards for
the worker. Employees can be in the proximity
of, or working with electricity, high pressure or hot
gases or liquids, poisonous gases or liquids, other
toxic materials, dangerous machinery, weakened
structures, flammable gases or liquids, dangerous
tools or in dangerous environments such as hazardous
Some serious conditions that can result from work
place environments include:
- Mesothelioma or asbestosis caused from working
with or near asbestos
- Silicosis caused from working in a dusty
- Caisson disease caused by working in a high air
- Air embolism caused by compressed air entering
Under the federal OSHA law, employers must take
certain precautions to protect and prevent workers
from becoming injured on the job. However, no
amount of prevention or protection can eliminate all
work related injuries.
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