We spend one third of our life at work.
Work is the place where we come into contact with the highest quantity of people, thus being exposed to a large and varied quantity of potential diseases and then possibly spreading them to others.
One of the signs of a potential illness is elevated body temperature.
When body temperature is elevated the brain cannot function properly. This puts a worker and their co-workers at risk instantly.
If it is the result of an infectious disease, example being COVID-19, then an outcome can be even catastrophic for both the worker and anyone they come in contact with, be that at work or outside work.
Work is also where we are often injured or exposed to various hazards.
Work injuries, specifically at industrial environments like mines, quarries or manufacturing sites, include, in high proportion, those, which destroy lungs over time. Speaking about negative impact on lungs, silicosis, “black lung” or lung cancer are the most commonly obtained due to the occupational environment in these industries.
It has been proven that dusty uniform increases a worker’s exposure to respirable dust. Respirable dusts are particles considered to have an aerodynamic diameter of 10 microns (10 µm) or less and able to enter and deposit into the gas-exchange region of the human lung. A study has found that once clothes become contaminated, they create a 10-fold increase in risk of exposing workers to dust hazards. Furthermore, the risk of dust exposure continues to remain, until the dust source is cleaned or removed.