It is well known that mining can be a dangerous occupation. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) exists to enforce safety regulations intended to safeguard a miner's well-being in California. Even with such safeguards in place, workplace accidents may still occur.
When construction workers report to a job site they want to believe that the site is safe and that the company they work for has done their best to ensure their safety. Such precautions could protect against workplace accidents happening in California. A roofing company was recently cited by Cal/OSHA for violations of fall protection safety.
It is well known that lead is a toxic substance. High levels of lead in drinking water have led to a major crises in various locations throughout the country. If lead in the water is a serious problem, elevated levels of lead in the air at a factory could also warrant being described as a serious problem. In California, that serious problem exists and can lead to serious workplace illness.
There has been much study in California and elsewhere in recent years about the impact of head concussions on athletes. That is indeed a serious problem but another area that is largely ignored is the incidence of workplace injuries, including concussions, in the theater industry. A recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that theater workers have high rates of head injuries and that they are seldom reported, diagnosed or treated.