There are a wide range of diseases that can inflict workers. While occupational diseases overall have become rarer over the years with better technology and understanding of the causes and symptoms, diseases still happen.
Coal mining is one of the industries that come to mind, for example. People often think of black lung. Minnesota doesn’t have coal mines, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other potential disease risks in the state. Knowing the risks of your workplace, and taking the proper precautions can make all the difference when it comes to avoiding disease.