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Will Prolonged Exposure In A Fiberglass Factory Be Dangerous To Your Health
Yes: It is important to wear protective gear while working in these environments. ...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
I work in a perfume factory, 40 hours a week. Will exposure to it daily cause a false positive on a alcohol blood test ? It spills all over me daily.
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
Yes: Osha requirements require material safety sheets as well as protective equipment for inhalation , gloves etc. Proper venting is also required. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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