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Fatigue is a Threat to Workplace Safety

With nearly four out of ten workers in America suffering from sleep deficits, fatigue at work is a common danger. Fatigue impacts the quality of work and the safety of the workplace, and it is most common among shift workers. More than simply being tired, the National Safety Council defines fatigue as “physical, mental or...

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The Most Dangerous Jobs in Jackson

It almost sounds like a trivia question: what are the 25 most dangerous jobs in the country? But there is nothing trivial about the answer. According to USA Today, the most dangerous job is logging, followed by fishing and fishing-related work. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers are ranked third, roofers fourth, and refuse and recycle...

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Forklift Safety On Mississippi Work Sites

Forklifts are indispensable pieces of equipment in manufacturing and at warehouses. They may look like something fun to operate, but they are no playthings. According to an article by Safety and Health Magazine, the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 35,000 serious injuries and 62,000 non-serious injuries involving forklifts occur annually. Additionally, the Bureau...

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Workplace Fatigue Puts Mississippi Workers at Risk

Many hazards in the workplace can cause injuries to employees. One that is too often overlooked is worker fatigue. Fatigue, while a common problem experienced by many workers, can be extremely dangerous. Tired employees are more likely to make mistakes. When these mistakes affect important safety practices, injury can befall not only the worker, but...

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Making Work Conditions Safer for Employees in Mississippi

Physical labor comes with a risk. Manufacturing, maintenance, and construction are just a few professions that require rigorous physical activity and sometimes lead to unexpected injuries. Such injuries are often caused by poor work conditions, lack of proper training, defective equipment, and general negligence. In other cases, employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals and...

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