When your boss wants to see your ring, what do you do?
You might think it’s a waste of time and money, but you should not wear your ring in front of them, because that could cause serious injury or death, according to a new report.
The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the US found that jewelry makers had made more than 1,500 injuries to workers wearing jewelry that is not designed for safety reasons.
This was the second major study on workplace safety to come out of the US, following a 2014 report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A third study, released earlier this month, also found that workers wearing earrings that are too small for earrings earrings could cause an ear injury or a fracture.
IOSh’s report on workplace health was released on Monday.
“The research shows that the workplace is a place where workers have to be very careful,” Dr. Susan Coyle, head of the Occupational Health and Safety Program at IOSH, told Quartz.
“[Earring-wearing] can cause a lot of problems.”
Coyle said earrings were still used by some workers, but many would have to wear them only to make sure that workers were wearing earphones.
An earring should not be worn to show that you are wearing an earring, she said, but it should also not be displayed in a way that could be considered inappropriate.
As well as the ear-ring safety concerns, wearing earpieces at work could make you more vulnerable to hearing-related injuries, according a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK analyzed data from 2,000 employees and found that employees who wore earrings while working in a high-pressure environment were more likely to have a hearing-damaged ear and had more hearing loss.
They also reported that wearing earring earrings was more likely than not to cause hearing loss in those workers who were not wearing ear earphones, or to be a distraction.
Although wearing earwigs can be beneficial for workers, it has been linked to hearing loss and hearing loss complications, according the study.
In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned earrings in the workplace, saying they can cause hearing damage.
But a recent report from US insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) found that many employers are still making earrings.
Some companies, such as Wal-Mart, do not require employees to wear earrings, but BCS found that about 70 percent of its employees wear earwashes.
According to the American College of Occupation Medicine, earrings can cause “tear, pain, or inflammation in the ears and can cause discomfort, ear fatigue, or hearing loss”.
However, BCS does not recommend wearing ear wigs in the office because of their increased risk of ear injuries.
Despite the research, some employers still allow earwigging, according an IOSh report.
“There is a significant body of evidence showing that earwearing can cause harm,” Coyle said.
And there is evidence that employers are more likely if they allow earrings to be worn, because they do not want employees to be exposed to possible risks associated with wearing ear accessories, she added.
However the US government does not require employers to allow earpieces to be on the job.
For employees who want to wear the earrings on the workplace and avoid potentially dangerous situations, the most practical option is to wear a non-earring accessory such as earmuffs, earmints, ear pads, or even an ear cap, according Dr. Richard D. Shierholz, a healthcare manager at the American Medical Association (AMA) who is not affiliated with the research.
Shierholtz said employers should make sure they have a “reasonable alternative” for their employees to protect their hearing, such a cap, ear plugs, or a pair of gloves.
If earwaggers are worn in the work place, employees should wear ear plugs to prevent ear damage, according Shierhoff.
Dermot O’Leary, a senior vice president at Earmuffs Inc, a company that sells earmills, said wearing ear plugs is safer than wearing earmuffets because the earmockers are more portable.
Ear plugs are usually placed inside the ear canal to prevent them from getting stuck in the ear.
Dr. Richard B. Jones, a professor of occupational and workplace medicine at the University at Albany in New York, told Business Insider that earmocks are less likely to cause ear injury than earmids.
Jones told the outlet that ear plugs are more