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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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Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Discuss Rotator Cuff Injuries

In many occupations involving repetitive overhead reaching and lifting, workers are at a heightened risk of sustaining rotator cuff injuries. These injuries aren’t caused by sudden workplace accidents. They often take a long time to develop.   In the beginning, a rotator cuff injury can be nothing more than a subtle pain that comes and goes with movement. Over...

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Mississippi Attorneys Discuss Truck Drivers and Musculoskeletal Pain

When workers are injured on the job, workers' compensation benefits are supposed to pay for all necessary medical treatment. But what if injured workers are left with a long-term injury, like chronic musculoskeletal pain?   For commercial truck drivers, this chronic pain can be regarded as an occupational hazard, but they should not be left without an income because of...

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Skilled Construction Worker Shortage Increases Safety Risks

Construction is dangerous work. There’s a lot to keep track at a work site. As a result, leaders in the commercial construction industry are becoming increasingly concerned that a shortage of skilled and experienced workers is creating a safety risk. This is according to a quarterly survey conducted by USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Job-Related Foot Injuries A Common Occurrence In Mississippi

Jobs that require long periods of standing, walking, and lifting can put a lot of strain on workers’ feet.   According to EHS Today, foot injuries can be more serious than you think. An injury could start out as foot pain and work its way up the knees, hips, and back. As a result, workers are susceptible to sustaining serious...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Workplace

Not just a problem for athletes It is well known that concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common among athletes, especially football players, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. TBIs are a prevalent injury in numerous other fields as well. First responders, construction workers, delivery drivers, warehouse employees, and...

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