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What are the Causes of Back Injuries?

Some workers never report their injuries, or they do not take their injuries seriously. Any back injury suffered at work should be reported right away. Most back injuries are caused by basic factors. When starting a job, workers may assume they will start their tasks instantly, but that is not the case. Even office workers » Read More


Can Language Barriers Affect Worker Safety?

Maintaining a safe workplace is always important, but this can be challenging if there is a language barrier between employers and their employees. The number of employees with English as a second language has increased within the past decade, along with the number of workplace injuries. As a result of this trend, the United States » Read More


Meatpacking Plants to Remain Open During the Pandemic

The meatpacking industry is classified as critical infrastructure in the United States. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, 5,300 of its members have been impacted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). A recent announcement declared that meatpacking plants are to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. The Centers of Disease Control and » Read More


Hazards Faced by Animal Clinic Workers

According to a study by CareerCast.com, animal clinic workers may have one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America. Veterinarians and animal technicians are often using hazardous chemicals and equipment while working around animals that are frightened and in pain. Some of these risks can be reduced by implementing safety procedures and training. » Read More


Coronavirus Safety Recommendations for Waste and Recycling Workers

To be socially responsible and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has postponed its SWANApalooza conference that was scheduled to take place at the end of March. According to Johns Hopkins University, over 120,000 people worldwide have been infected with the Coronavirus, and there have been more than » Read More


How Can I Stay Safe When Working Alone?

Workplace violence affects thousands of employees every year. In 2017, approximately 18,400 workers were injured and over 450 were killed after being physically assaulted at work. Certain industries are more prone to workplace violence, including health care, service providers, and taxi drivers, but it can happen anywhere. Retail employees who work alone are also at » Read More


How Can Falls at Construction Sites Be Prevented?

Construction workers face hazards every day. More than 1,000 construction workers die of accidents at work each year, and nearly 40 percent of those fatalities are due to falls. Many of these accidents could have been prevented. Falls are common in the construction industry simply because there are many places from which a worker can » Read More


Why are Ladder Safety Rules Important to Follow?

Falls are one of the most common causes of occupational injuries; falls from ladders account for approximately 20 percent of work-related fall injuries. Depending on the nature of the fall, injuries can include cuts and scrapes, broken bones, and head injuries. Employers should review Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for ladder safety with » Read More


Safety Hazards Associated with Landscaping and Groundskeeping Work

Landscapers and groundskeepers are responsible for everything from fertilizing and mowing lawns, planting flowers, and trimming overgrown shrubs to watering the plants, laying fresh mulch, and digging holes for new shrubs. It is hard work and can be physically exhausting. Although landscapers and groundskeepers do not experience the number of occupational injuries as construction or » Read More


Can a Pre-Existing Condition Impact a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you are injured at work, you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits, which will cover the costs associated with your injury. However, if you have a pre-existing condition, it could complicate your Workers’ Compensation claim. This is particularly true if your pre-existing condition is related to your workplace injury. Your employer is responsible only » Read More