The job of a first responder is a difficult one. Whether you are one of the first to arrive on the scene of an accident as a police officer, EMT or firefighter, or you are an emergency room physician or a member of the military, you have probably seen some disturbing, tragic and frightening things during your career. You may even be exposed to dangerous and traumatic situations. You and other California first responders should understand the psychological risks that come with the job.
California workers know they may have a rightful claim to certain types of benefits in the event of an accident at work. Employers carry workers' compensation benefits for the purpose of meeting the needs of individuals who suffer injuries in work accidents or who are suffering from occupational illnesses. It may be in your interests to understand more about what benefits could be available to you.
With bright sunshine, a mild climate and thousands of square miles of fertile land, California is known for its agricultural industry. Farming and food processing go hand in hand with the potential for devastating and sometimes fatal accidents, however.
Californian workers fight hard to have a good and healthy environment to do their jobs in. Unfortunately, sometimes the workplace environment can pose as a health hazard despite one's best efforts.
As you do your job in California, you may sometimes be exposed to mercury. If you are regularly around this substance, you may incur mercury poisoning.