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October 2015 Archives

Cancer rates among firefighters higher than national average

We all know that being a firefighter is one of the most dangerous lines of work there is. We often associate that danger with the fact that they place themselves in potentially-lethal situations like burning buildings or are fighting a wildfire on a mountainside or in a forest.

Cause of scaffolding collapse still under investigation

Construction work can be among the most dangerous there is. That fact was brought home again earlier this month at the site of a building under construction. Scaffolding collapsed at the site of a new structure going up near Minute Maid Park, which is home to the Houston Astros.

Can your job make you more likely to get breast cancer?

When people think of job-related illnesses, breast cancer usually isn't the first one that comes to mind. However, a report that represents findings from a quarter-century of scientific studies found links between chemicals and toxic substances to which some women are exposed in the workplace and this potentially-fatal form of cancer.

What should you do if you are a victim of workplace violence?

There are some careers where people go to work every day with the understanding that they could be hurt -- police officers, security guards and bouncers, for example. However, too many people in seemingly safe jobs experience workplace violence.

Why are younger workers sometimes at greater risk?

Many people believe that younger workers are less likely to be injured on the job or suffer a work-related illness than older workers. However, for a number of reasons, younger workers can actually be just as likely, if not more so, to become injured or ill.