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Radon is an invisible, odourless, tasteless, radioactive gas formed by the disintegration of uranium in the soil. Long-term exposure to radon gas is believed to be the second-highest cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon has the potential to accumulate in structures below ground where uranium is present in the
Patient handling is the top cause of injury among care workers. Care workers who move people are at significant risk of sprains and strain injuries. Physically dependent people need to be assessed, taking into account the task being performed and the space in which the work will take place. Controlling
Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are the two most dangerous heat-related illnesses, according to OSHA. Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The body cools itself naturally by sweating, but when heat and humidity are high, sweating may not be sufficient. This is when problems occur. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels,
A sanitary inspection is an on-site inspection and evaluation by qualified individuals of all conditions, devices, and practices in the water-supply system that pose an actual or potential danger to the health and well-being of the consumer. It is a fact-finding activity that should identify system deficiencies—not only sources of
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a blood-borne disease that is spread through blood and certain body fluids. HIV attacks the immune system and can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), a much more serious condition. In the workplace, the risk of HIV/AIDS is through needle-stick injuries and exposure to