Hygiene Stories

Workers who have been on the job for less than two months are at a greater risk of heat strokes, sun strokes and other health-related illnesses, according to a study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).

When hazards come calling

Written by Linda Johnson Thursday, 04 July 2013 16:20
An occupation that requires workers to spend much of the day making and receiving telephone calls may sound like a relatively safe job. But call centre work has many serious health risks.
When Dimitrio Guzzardi attended a rock concert with his spouse recently, they had great seats eight rows from the stage. They also had a good view of the person in charge of measuring sound levels. Guzzardi, an industrial hygienist, read the meter over the man’s shoulder.
Further study needs to be done to understand the reason why workers from western Canada have a higher risk of work-related injury than their counterparts in the east, according to one scientist from the Institute of Work and Health (IWH).
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