When most people think of workplace injury they immediately think of accidents causing physical injury. While these accidents certainly happen, there is another type of workplace injury that is a very real threat for workers in many industries – occupational disease.

An occupational disease is an illness that develops as a result of workplace conditions or a workers exposure to something in the workplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common occupational diseases are:

Irritant and Allergic Dermatitis

Dermatitis is the most common occu