In this episode, Steve discusses:
- Occupational diseases can be any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of working conditions or occupational activity, even long term
- These do not occur overnight, they can take years to develop over a sustained period of time
- An employer can be responsible for medical treatment, lost wages, permanent disability compensation, prescriptions, and even vocational rehabilitation to get you retrained and back in the workforce if working conditions caused your injury
- There are currently hundreds of thousands of seniors who are suffering from occupational diseases and may not be aware of it
- 30% of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and adult asthma cases may be attributed to occupational exposure.
- 8 out of 10 long-term manufacturing workers have noise-related hearing loss
- Employers can be held responsible for
“Occupational diseases could [be caused by] coal dust from the mines, grain dust from farming, cotton dust. The nurse or nursing assistant who is allergic to latex, the bartender or waitress who inhale secondhand smoke, the housekeeper or janitor who was exposed to the noxious chemicals from cleaning supplies. The factory worker who inhales metals and foundries, silica or fine sand.” — Steve Heisler
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