International expert addresses women's occupational health hazards
Occupations that attract a great number of women -- cashiers, sewing machine operators, hospital cleaners, food service workers, teachers -- are fraught with hazards that may not be apparent. Canadian-American author and researcher Karen Messing, PhD, has spent a career investigating how occupational hazards affect women. She has published numerous scientific articles and, recently, a book titled "Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn About Work From the People Who Do It." Her visit to Central New York was arranged by Upstate's Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Centers. In this interview she also discusses the hazards of too much standing.