For purposes of clarity, California defines the date of injury for occupational disease
or cumulative injuries as "that date upon which the employee first suffered disability therefrom and either knew, or in the exercise of reasonable diligence should have known, that such disability was caused by his present or prior employment.
Product manager, manager of the program of quality assurance for the safety of the product and the one who makes the product must determine exactly what is meant by destroying the product, by major/ minor consequences to the product/ environment, and by occupational disease
or serious/ minor injury.
Industries where employees are more exposed to hazards and occupational diseases
include coal industries, industrial gases, ceramic & glass, cement and other allied calcium and magnesium Industries, salt and sodium compound industries, alkali & acid, paints, leather, rubber, explosive, petrochemicals, dyes, iron & steel, nuclear industries, fertilizer.
The latest BLES Integrated Survey showed that 35 percent-or around 30,000-of the 85,483 occupational diseases
reported in companies with at least 20 workers was for back pain.
This number must be considered in the context of occupational disease
which is manifested well into retirement, although they are recorded as today's fatalities.
Abstract: Musculoskeletal disorders and related occupational diseases
are currently one of the most serious problems in in production and non-production areas.
The mining industry has consistently obstructed a fair compensation deal for miners with occupational respiratory disorders, including currently in the courts, where they are refusing to take full responsibility for historically poor occupational hygiene, medical surveillance and compensation practices that have caused much occupational disease
, disability and suffering.
1) National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (2004) The Burden of Occupational Disease
and Injury in New Zealand.
Both are described as a "schedule for disease," meaning it is a scheduled occupational disease
that is automatically compensable.
Survey investigator Dr Andrew Povey said the text books describe dipper's flu as an occupational disease
To the Editor: Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), an occupational disease
risk for healthcare workers, warrants an occupational health response, as clearly described by Esswein et al.
After a hearing, a Workers' Compensation Law Judge (WCJ) found that Nurse Aldrich had established a case that she had an occupational disease
, and had given due notice to her employer and had established a casual relationship.