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According to the American Cancer Society, diesel exhaust is linked to many lung cancer deaths in the U.S. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal states that approximately 12 million workers are exposed to diesel exhaust every year. Workers employed in auto, construction, mining, farming and shipping industries have the heaviest exposure to diesel exhaust fumes.
The Occupational Health & Safety Administration has issued new rules that will limit workers permissible exposure to silica dust to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air inhaled during a typical 8-hour shift. Crystalline silica dust presents a serious health risk to miners, industrial workers, and construction professionals who handle the material on a regular basis.
Neighborhoods lull drivers into a sense of safety. Tree lined streets and beautifully trimmed lawns present an image of tranquility and peace that mask a number of inherent dangers. Each year, this sense of safety causes drivers to relax and lose focus as they near home.
Social media has become a part of our daily lives. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and other platforms make it easy to communicate vast quantities of information to our friends and family. These posts and pictures can also be used to call into question an individual's personal injury claim.
Workplace injuries often lead to months or years of pain, and workers turn to medications like OxyContin or Percocet to manage long-term pain issues. Between 1997 and 2007, doctors increased opioid prescriptions by over 400 percent, leading the federal government to call prescription drug abuse a national concern.