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My boyfriend works at a factory and today he accidentally swallowed a very small, but sharp piece of metal. Should we be concerned?
Small/non toxic: As long as it passed through to his stomach and it is non toxic it will become coated and pass through the remainder of his digestive system. If he has symptoms of difficulty swallowing, vomiting, abdominal pain, blood in his stool or if it is a poisonous substance; he should be seen. All the best. ...Read more
I had a neck fusion on 06-01-11 on the 5 and 6 disk, I am working in a factory, 3 days for 8hrs . Should i be doing factory work i work in grafton thats a 45 min. Drive and I do assembly work. I have been in the factory industry for 15 years i beleave i
Honsestly this is a question that only can be answered by the doctor that is treating you. If you are in pain while working, then it's likely that your work may be exacerbating your previous injury. You may need a ct scan or MRI of the affected area if not already done so. You should consult your doctor before returning to work, right away by phone prior to a scheduled appointment.
Good luck. ...Read more
All activity is risk: All activity carries inherent risks. When you participate in an activity that you want to do for enjoyment then you assume those risks for yourself. When the activity is required as part of your job then OSHA steps in to provide regulations to ensure the worker is protected as best as possible from the risks inherent in that occupation. ...Read more
Depends: Factories in the usa are regulated and inspected. Most have safe working environments but accidents are a daily occurrence. Most accidents occur because of individual errors, neglect, inattention, etc. Factory work in other countries, especially the third world can be hazardous. ...Read more
Factory work: The work environment can be filled with health hazards. How well the company protects its workers from health hazards makes all the difference as to whether or not the work place is safe. Each work place must be evaluated on its own merits as to how healthy or unhealthy the workplace is ...Read more
Yes: It is important to wear protective gear while working in these environments. ...Read more
Yes: Osha requirements require material safety sheets as well as protective equipment for inhalation , gloves etc. Proper venting is also required. ...Read more
Cancer Villages: The global economic boom and outsourcing of manufacturing to countries like china for the cheap labor costs have quickly outrun the proper application & regulation of safe & health practices among factory workers and has lead to the propagation of pollution and toxic waste in the surrounding "cancer villages" : http://chinadigitaltimes.Net/2009/05/a-map-of-chinas-cancer-villages/. ...Read more
I work in a factory and my shoulder has been bothering me for the last two days any ideas on what I could do?
Pain relief: You can start by resting it as much as possible. You should also take a strong anti-inflammatory such as aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Take up to two aleve (naproxen) tablets twice a day or up to 4 of the 200 mg ibuprofen three times a day for two weeks at a time. You may also need some physical therapy to help strengthen the supporting muscles. ...Read more
I am a summer worker at a paper mill, really hot there. We went on tour yesterday of factory.Felt really hot. Slept 5hrs when i got home. Heat ex? Why
Dehydration: Heat can get you dehydrated quickly, makes you breathe fast and causes increased heart rate. ...Read more
It's good to: Take a bath each day if possible. Not only does it remove dirt, it also removes dead skin cells and relaxes you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Wondering if anyone has ever used the dance factory for ps2 for a daily exercise routine? How much time per day?
Research shows......: A research study was done on ddr and other dance "games" including dance factory. Unfortunately, even 30 min, non-stop, every day did not show a health benefit after 6 straight week. Exercises like treadmill, bike and elliptical all showed significant benefits in fitness. Sad, but true. ...Read more
I work in hot dry factory. My nose gets dry, inflamed and it hurts. Is it ok to put neospirin in it what else can I do
Dry nose: Yes, you can put neosporin ointment in your nose. You can try vaseline, too. It's just petrolatum jelly and there aren't any drugs in it that you could react to. You might also consider using saline spray in the nose throughout the day as this will keep you nose a little more moist as you work. Saline comes in several forms, but i would recommend you consider the saline gel or spray. ...Read more
Best shoes for a male who works in a factory & is standing for over 8 hours.. Also, what is some advice to staying healthy&strong working at factories?
I work in a factory, and for my job I am constantly walking backwards. Could this be the reason for my back hurting? Is walking backwards bad for you?
Possible: You were designed to walk forward. If this continue to be a problem, i would recommend you talk to an ortho, podiatrist, or occ med dr. ...Read more
Good shoes may help: Working in a factory suggests you are on your feet for many hours of the day. The feet take/joints/knees take quite a beating, especially if you are heavy. So, proper fitting/comfortable shoes may help quite abit, so don't skimp on this necessity. Take a short break here/there when u can. Lose wt if u r heavy. Eat well/sleep well--healthier body copes better. Consult doc if persistent. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: There are various options for drug testing, some more sensitive than others. So it is possible that it might show up. But if you have a legitimate prescription for the medication you should be allowed to explain the finding and may have to have a letter from your prescriber, otherwise it would be a violation of the americans with disabilities act. ...Read more
I work in a factory and injured my elbow out of work. And it hurts and burns constanty, what's wrong?
I work in a factory. Spraying loctite adhesive spray 8 to 10 hours 6 days a week. I have headaches now,and coughing. Is it coming from the spray?
MSDS: please wear the proper protective gear supplied by the plant you work at, check the Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS, with the Safety Officer and the plant Occupational Physician, it's your right, we have first to exclude that material isn't the cause for your symptoms, good luck ...Read more
Obese. What is healthy approach to take toward temptations-cheese, cheesecake, fried eggplant parmesan? I struggle with portions/"just having a bit."
Weight: Don't buy the foods you mention and do not keep them in your home. Try to stick to a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and begin an exercise program slowly. Consult with an exercise physiologist who can help you devise both a nutrition and exercise plan and who will help monitoring your progress. Best. ...Read more
Why are my ears ringing i don't work in a factory i'm a sales rep 47 yrs old 6' 195lbs very active
To : To answer your question would require a thorough history, otoscopic exam, and audiogram (hearing test). Relevant questions include is it unilateral or bilateral?, characteristics of the ringing- high pitch or low pitch?, continuous or intermittent?, progression over time, what makes it better or worse?, associated symptoms of ear fullness/pressure, hearing loss, or vertigo?, family history of same or early need for hearing aides?, medication history, history of head trauma?, history of loud noise exposure in any capacity?, etc. As you can see there are many possible causes from the few questions i've asked. If you want a more specific answer i would seek an ENT evaluation. ...Read more
Yes.: Patients that have undergone deep brain stimulation (dbs) surgery are able to do pretty much everything that they could do before the surgery. Trauma to the implantable pulse generator (ipg, or "battery") in the chest and the connecting wires should be avoided. Especially with recent advances in ipgs, there is limited interaction between environmental magnetic fields and the device. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance question. Where does the milk factory get its lactase to break up the lactose?
I work n a factory building truck frames and get scratched by the steel and my scars have little bumps instead of healing smooth why?
Keloid: Some people have inherited a tendency to make thicker scars when their skin is injured. This is more common in african americans. ...Read more