Is Your Work Making You Sick?
This article was published on: 09/5/16 5:53 PM by Curt
The national average for workers suffering from occupational illnesses is less than 12 workers for every 10,000. An occupational disease is defined as any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity. This can include lung and skin diseases as well as a host of other ailments.
The Connecticut rate of workers suffering occupational illnesses is almost 19 workers out of every 10,000. The workers in Norwich and Groton have greatly higher numbers of illnesses than the state or national rate. Every 119 workers out of 10,000 in the Groton work area has some type of occupational illness and Norwich is second in the state with 132 for every 10,000. Tops in the state are workers in Farmington with 161 cases per 10,000 workers.