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Toxic exposure: Chemotherapy drugs affecting veterinary workers

Many California residents work hard to find their dream jobs, and in numerous cases, individuals may not think of the serious risks those jobs may pose. From the potential for falls to toxic exposure, workers in almost any profession could potentially end up at risk for serious injuries or illnesses. Unfortunately, some people may not consider these risks until it is too late.

Toxic exposure may threaten California landscaping workers

Many people work in the landscaping business and know that it can be grueling work. Long hours carrying out tasks in various weather conditions can take a considerable toll on workers. This occupation can also present various hazards to employees, and toxic exposure may be becoming a greater concern among individuals in the landscaping business.

Toxic exposure for salon workers leads to health concerns

The nail spa industry is accused of neglecting employee health and wage concerns. A recent news story looked at issues in California salons as a way to examine the industry. Toxic exposure from commonly used chemicals can affect workers, and advocates are looking for ways to reduce the harm to workers. 

Farmworker's organization addresses toxic exposure

It is easy to forget about how pesticides affect farmworkers on the job. Farmworkers experience over 20,000 cases of pesticide exposure every year, but lack of protections and immigration concerns keep many workers from speaking out. A recent news story tells more about one California organization that is working to end toxic exposure on farms, and tackling other farm issues that impact women. 

Despite toxic exposure concerns, OSHA proposes to relax rules

Workers' advocates have been fighting for years to make certain industrial environments safer for people on job sites. One such concern is related to toxic exposure to certain minerals. Specifically, in maritime and construction industries, workers face exposure to beryllium when the mineral is used in sandblasting. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed to relax certain guidelines that may affect how California workers are monitored for exposure to the mineral. 

Refineries now subject to new rules after 2012 workplace injuries

Most California residents who work in the oil and gas industry probably remember the incident at the Chevron refinery back in 2012. After the fire, chemical release and workplace injuries suffered in that disaster, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health began reviewing the need to change the process regarding safety management standards as they apply to the chemical processes of refineries. Recently, those new standards were finalized.

Did toxic exposure cause railroad worker's cancer?

Working in every industry comes with certain hazards that could cause injury to employees from California and elsewhere. In some instances, that includes exposure to chemicals and other toxic substances. Sometimes, the effects of toxic exposure occur immediately, but in other cases, it can take years for the damage to appear. Perhaps the most famous example is exposure to asbestos, which causes often fatal medical consequences for those exposed, but it could take years before any symptoms are seen.

Mesothelioma cases from toxic exposure to asbestos on the rise

Like the rest of the country, California residents might have believed that asbestos-related deaths were rare and on the decline. Recently, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data indicating that toxic exposure to asbestos remains a problem even today. In 1999, 2,479 people lost their lives to malignant mesothelioma, which is an asbestos-related disease. In 2015, that number rose to 2,579.

Man may have died due to toxic exposure

When most people in California think of a workplace accident, they likely think of an injury that happens as a result of a fall or other similar incident. However, people can suffer harm in a variety of different ways, including toxic exposure. For example, an out-of-state workplace death may have been caused by such exposure.

CDC warns against toxic exposure to diacetyl

Most workplaces hold some degree of risk. While workers in California seek to avoid falls, burns and other accidents, many may be unaware of the invisible risks they face, including toxic exposure to sometimes unseen elements in their workplaces -- exposure that can sometimes be deadly. In fact, the Center for Disease Control has recently issued new recommendations regarding workers' exposure to diacetyl.

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