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Workers' compensation: Lead exposure can cause irreparable harm

Many California workers are exposed to dangerous levels of lead, often without their knowledge. A new law was recently enacted to provide protection. Elevated lead levels in a worker's blood can cause irreversible heart disease and neurological damage. The risk of permanent damage increases when exposure is prolonged, and this is where the new law comes in -- but how does workers' compensation treat occupational illnesses caused by lead exposure?

Forestry is a 4-D job -- dirty, difficult, dangerous and deadly

Forestry is one of the most dangerous industries in California. If this is how you earn your living, compliance with safety standards is crucial. Along with proper safety training, supervision, and providing the necessary safety equipment, there is not much more your employer can do to keep you safe.

Do you know about the hidden hazards of farm work?

It is almost impossible to prepare for all the safety hazards you will face as a farmworker in the San Diego area. While you might take the necessary precautions to prevent equipment injuries and you know to stay out of the sun to avoid heat illness, several environmental hazards could cause long-term or even life-threatening occupational diseases. Unfortunately, many employers in the agriculture industry fail to inform workers of the less obvious risks of their jobs.

Workers' compensation: Lead exposure can cause irreparable harm

Many California workers are exposed to dangerous levels of lead, often without their knowledge. A new law was recently signed to provide protection. Elevated lead levels in a worker's blood can cause irreversible heart disease and neurological damage. The risk of permanent damage increases when exposure is prolonged, and this is where the new law comes in -- but how does workers' compensation treat occupational illnesses caused by lead exposure?

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