Workers are exposed to a wide variety of risks in the workplace. We often discuss construction accidents, due to the significant number of fatalities and severe injuries that constructions workers suffer every year. But workers in other industries also are subject to dangers, ranging from deliver drivers, who are constantly exposed to the risk of injury on the streets and highways of New Jersey, to healthcare workers who often suffer back injuries caused by lifting patients.
Healthcare workers are faced with other risks, from the more exotic risk of infection or illness contracted while caring for a patient, to the mundane, like exposure to an overheated laundry facility. While workplace injuries caused by a too hot laundry may seem mundane, the danger is real. Excessive levels of heat can cause workers to suffer heat stroke and other heat-related injuries.