Workplace Health

Occupational Asthma

Occupational asthma is the most common form of work-related lung disease in many countries. When a person develops asthma as an adult, occupational exposure is a likely cause. Occupational asthma develops when a person is exposed to a particular inhaled substance in the workplace. The term refers to new cases of asthma…

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, need assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives…

Office Ergonomics

What is ergonomics? Ergonomics (say “er-guh-NOM-iks”) is the study of the kind of work you do, the environment you work in, and the tools you use to do your job. The goal of office ergonomics is to set up your office work space so that it fits you and the job you are doing. When your workstation is set up right, you…

Pregnancy: Work and School Issues

Many women work or go to school (or both) while they are pregnant. It can keep you active and engaged. If the things you do at work or school mostly involve sitting, and if there are no other problems with your pregnancy, you can probably keep doing them right up to your due date. Women with uncomplicated pregnancies…

Quick Tips: Making the Best of Shift Work

When you work nights or rotating shifts, taking good care of yourself can be a challenge. It’s common to feel “off,” tired, or disconnected from the rest of the world. And that can make it hard to get in a good, healthy routine. The following tips may help you make some small, healthy changes. You can choose the ones…