According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, roughly 38.4% of American households have a dog. It is clear by this statistic that many people - including Marylanders - love having furry friends in their homes.
A person's physical health often directly impacts their mental health. For example, it is common for individuals to develop symptoms of depression if a severe bodily injury or disability keeps them from participating in activities they used to enjoy.
Firefighters know that the job they sign up for is stressful. They must be constantly alert and ready to jump into action in an emergency.
Several jobs require the use of sharp objects regularly, from restaurant employees operating meat slicers to industrial workers using box cutters. These workers usually receive particular training to use these tools. Additionally, most people learn from a young age to use extreme caution when handling sharp objects.
When employees handle materials in the factory every day, it is easy for them to fall into habit and become desensitized to their actions. This is common but incredibly dangerous.
Countless workers use solvents every day on the job, such as acetone for industrial coating and MEK in printing ink. Using these chemicals is just a part of the job for many workers in various fields of employment, but many of them can be hazardous to workers' health.
Slips and falls, muscle strains and fractures are just a few of the most common work injuries. Injuries to a worker's eyes do not fall on this list.
In a past blog post, we discussed how the risk of work injuries spikes significantly in Amazon warehouses during busy retail seasons, such as Amazon's Prime Day or the recent Black Friday sale event.
The traditional retirement age might be 65, but a significant number of workers are putting off retirement and staying on the job longer than ever before.
Many reports indicate that there are still inequalities in the workplace between men and women. It might be in the lack of executive positions women hold or the wage gap, but there are still disparities today in 2019.