Occupational Hazards?  

ANewLevel4Us 38M/37F
226 posts
8/25/2005 12:09 pm

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Occupational Hazards?

I just landed a new job, and went to fill out paperwork and have the pre-employment physical today. I'm proud to say I am TB free. I have great blood pressure, the reflexes of a cat, and I can squat 3 times while wearing a johnny. Now, all I need is a complimentary t-shirt.

I recieved a written job description outlining my position and most of what it entails. Pretty simple. Basic stuff - job summary, primary responsibilities and duties, and required knowledge, skills and abilities. Then, there is the second page.

This is written word for word.


1. A few unpleasant conditions routinely present (cramped working space, drafty area, poor lighting, inadequate equipment or furnishings), OR frequent exposure to occupational hazards or contagious disease, which requires routine precautions.

2. Requires light physical effort on a regular basis, as in frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, or reaching and/or occassional lifting of light items (i.e. up to 20 lbs). Periodic eye or ear strain included in this level (less than 50% of the time).

Sounds like a whole boat load of unpleasant conditions to me. Inadequate furnishings? The imagination runs wild.

It was brought up about the eye and ear strain, that perhaps 50% of the time your eyes would be strained and 50% your ears would be. You could technically be strained for 100% of the time, but perhaps in only one eye or one ear at a time. Would that constitute the 50% if only one half was affected?

Hell. Atleast I am TB free.

MisterPriapus 56M
6980 posts
8/25/2005 5:02 pm


Congrats on that, at least!

Sounds like a sweet gig...


Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.

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patsam69 51M/51F

8/26/2005 10:35 am

sounds awesome!! LOL Maybe if you cover one ear and wear a patch on one eye..you can at least save them! good luck!

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