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What Are the Benefits of Ergonomic Products in the Workplace?

When you consider the number of hours that the average employee spends at work each day, it should come as no surprise that poor posture, awkward lifting techniques, and forceful exertions can cause a range of injuries, from carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis to repetitive stress injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. These injuries can cause employees » Read More

What Are Common Foot Injuries at Work?

There are all kinds of jobs where worker’s feet can take a beating. The feet are one of the most hardworking parts of the body in anyone’s daily life. However, at work they are also one of the most vulnerable parts for a range of work-place injuries. Carrying heavy objects, navigating tripping hazards, jumping off » Read More

What Are the Top Workplace Safety Issues?

Every job comes with its own inherent risks, with some professions being more hazardous than others. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks workplace hazards, accidents, and violations at job sites across the United States. They recently released their list of the most commonly reported workplace safety issues during the past fiscal year. Whether » Read More

Are Amazon Warehouse Workers at Greater Risk of Injuries?

According to a recent study, Amazon warehouse workers are twice as likely to suffer a serious injury than warehouse employees who work for other companies. In 2021, Amazon employed approximately 30 percent of all U.S. warehouse workers, yet it was responsible for close to half of the injuries in the warehouse industry.  The main reason » Read More

How Can I Avoid Eye Injuries at Work?

Eye injuries are one of the most common types of injuries in the workplace. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are about 20,000 eye injuries that occur in the workplace each year. Approximately 2,000 people sustain a work-related eye injury each day in the United States, according to the CDC. These injuries » Read More

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Hearing Loss?

There are several types of medical conditions that are covered under Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation law that are not normal work-related type injuries. Hearing loss is one of those medical conditions. If you have suffered from hearing loss caused by a work-related injury or by your work environment, you can potentially recover Workers’ Compensation benefits for » Read More

How Can Workplaces Reduce Hand Injuries?

More than a million U.S. workers suffer hand injuries that require emergency medical treatment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says those injuries result in an average of six days away from work. That adds up to more than six million days and about 48 million work hours of lost productivity. Whenever a worker misses » Read More

Are Gig Workers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation? 

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of American workers left their respective offices and began working from home or became unemployed altogether as financial uncertainty hit the nation. Many of these employees left full-time work behind for good, opting to join the gig economy.  Although independent contractors enjoy more flexibility and independence, they » Read More

How Many Workers Die Each Day in the United States?

More than a dozen workers across the United States die while on the job every day. The U.S. Department of Labor says 5,333 workers died while at work in 2019. That averages out to about 15 deaths per day and more than 100 every week.  The average number of deaths at U.S. workplaces climbed slightly » Read More

How Can I Report Health and Safety Concerns at Work? 

The best way to protect workers and avoid serious job-related illness and injuries is to be proactive about reporting safety problems. Although it is impossible to reduce the risk of workplace accidents entirely, speaking up about concerns allows them to be resolved before someone gets hurt.  This discussion explores procedures for reporting health and safety » Read More