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What not to do while out of work due to an injury

You were injured on the job. You reported your injury, sought medical attention, and consulted with a workers' compensation attorney who helped you obtain benefits while you were unable to work. Now what? If you are currently out of work due to an injury or are in the process of pursuing a workers' compensation claim,...

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Here's How to Prevent Injuries Caused by Forklift Accidents

Forklifts are essential heavy machinery for every warehouse and manufacturing plant. Workers rely on them to efficiently carry inventory from point A to point B. While highly useful, forklifts can also be dangerous when not operated with care. Accidents involving forklifts often result in catastrophic, and even fatal, injuries. In less severe cases, workers may...

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Too many U.S. workers are being exposed to dangerous secondhand tobacco smoke on the job, according to a new study

Nearly one in five workers in the United States is exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke on the job, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study found the construction industry had the highest number of workers suffering secondhand smoke exposure on the job with 2.9 million, according to the...

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The Dangers of Heat Stroke and Heat Illness

As summer temperatures rise, the federal government has a message for employers: take care of your employees. Plan for emergency response procedures and be prepared for heat illness prevention by providing: Water: provide it free, cool and with encouragement to drink it. Shade: make it available at workers’ request. Compliance with workplace heat safety regulations is the...

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Injuries Take Toll on Food Industry Workers, Employers

Nearly 20,000 workers suffered nonfatal workplace injuries in 2016 in the food manufacturing industry, according to research cited in a recent article by EHS Daily Advisor, which provides insights on the environment, health and safety management practices. Common injuries for food workers include: Sprains, strains and tears – 47 percent; Back pain and soreness –...

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Workplace fire hazards that may be in plain sight

Fire hazards in the workplace may not be on everyone’s radar, especially when they are right in plain sight. Most people think about smoke detectors and even carbon monoxide detectors, but what about something as simple as dust? According to A1 Fire Protection in Mississippi, excess dust is a top fire hazard in the workplace,...

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Falls From Heights — Leading Factor In Construction Deaths

Falls from heights remain the biggest cause of occupational fatalities in the construction industry, according to ESH Today, an occupational safety and health journal. The journal found that the risk of falling from heights is not being managed and prioritized according to its devastating effects on workers’ well-being and safety. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid the Dangers of Crystalline Silica Exposure

Crystalline silica is a naturally available mineral found in sand and stone and is often used to produce glass, pottery, and ceramics. Generally, this mineral isn’t harmful to human health unless it is composed of small respirable particles. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), when inhaled regularly, workers are at risk of...

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Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Discuss Musculoskeletal Pain Sustained by Truck Drivers

Musculoskeletal pain is common among workers within a variety of occupations. Even workers who never experience accidents may develop musculoskeletal pain due to repetitive wear and tear, poor posture, and long periods of immobilization. This condition often manifests through muscle pain and discomfort. Muscles may feel overworked or in a constant state of spasm. They...

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