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Protecting Health Care and Social Services Employees from Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects thousands of workers every year. Unfortunately, up to 74 percent of workplace assaults occur in the health care and social services setting. Those employed at urban emergency departments, geriatric long-term care facilities, and acute psychiatric care facilities are at particular risk for being assaulted at work. Fortunately, » Read More

How Can Companies Protect Older Workers?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of workers in their 70s has increased by approximately five percent over the past 20 years. This trend is likely to continue. For some seniors, retiring is not an option financially, so they have no choice but to continue to work. Whatever the reason, senior workers are » Read More

Head Injury Prevention in the Workplace

Serious head injuries in the workplace are more common than expected, particularly in construction, manufacturing, at a warehouse facility, or as a first responder. Whereas some head injuries are relatively minor, and the worker can expect to recover fully, others can cause permanent brain damage. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which raises awareness of » Read More

Establishing an Effective Safety Management Program for Contractors

Over the next decade, contractors are expected to make up approximately half of the workforce. It can be challenging to manage workplace safety, since every contractor has varying degrees of experience and knowledge about occupational health and safety. According to reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), too many organizations do not adequately » Read More

Safety Hazards Associated with 3D Printers

Today’s 3D printers have the capability of printing everything from jewelry and musical instruments to artificial limbs and other medical devices. The technology is groundbreaking, and the applications are endless. However, employees who work with 3D printers may be exposed to hazardous material that can cause a range of serious health issues. Unfortunately, people generally » Read More

What are the Health Risks of Working Long Hours?

People who work long hours on a regular basis are often exhausted and stressed out. For many of these people, having the weekend to enjoy some rest and relaxation is all they need to de-stress and recharge. However, for some workers, putting in long hours can cause health problems. According to a recent study, working » Read More

What Should U.S. Workers Know About the Coronavirus?

The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that has been linked to a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China. To date, over 130 people in China have died from the virus, and there are thousands of confirmed cases in China, and several other countries, including the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control » Read More

Occupational Risks of Working with Solvents

Every day, millions of workers in the United States are exposed to different types of solvents, which are chemicals used to thin or dissolve paint, grease, epoxies, adhesives, and coatings. These chemicals can cause a range of health issues, depending on the type of solvent and if they get into the worker’s bloodstream. Employers have » Read More

OSHA Updates Program to Focus on Preventing Amputations in Manufacturing

Amputations are among the most devastating workplace injuries that occur in industrial and manufacturing industries. They can cause severe physical and emotional trauma to the injured worker and, depending on the nature of the injury, prevent the worker from returning to work. Many of these injuries are preventable if employers make safety a priority by » Read More

Understanding the Risks of Combustible Dust Explosions

When it comes to occupational material that can be extremely hazardous, what often comes to mind are acids, heavy metals, pesticides, and other caustic substances. It may come as a surprise to know that dust can be quite hazardous as well. When dust accumulates, and a small fire or explosion shakes up the dust, it » Read More