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Preventing Workplace Violence in Mississippi

Workers face many potential dangers during their shifts. One that seems to be increasing is workplace violence. With shootings this year at YouTube and the Capital Gazette in Maryland hitting the news, workers have reason to be concerned about what may happen the next time they clock in. Unfortunately, the systems used to identify and...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In Workers’ Compensation Cases

Every year, millions of Americans develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many of those cases are caused by work-related trauma. If you have been diagnosed with work-related PTSD in Mississippi, it’s important to understand your legal rights. The laws surrounding PTSD in workers’ compensation claims are complex and often favorable to the employer....

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Hearing Loss from Working on Construction Sites

New research is shining light on hearing loss in construction workers. A study conducted by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) found that construction workers were much more likely to experience some degree of hearing loss than other reference groups, and found a number of factors that may be linked to this higher...

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Virtual Reality May Prevent Truck Driver Injuries

The future is growing incredibly uncertain for industries with highly specialized training. As Baby Boomers are beginning to age out of the workforce, many occupations, including truck drivers, utility line workers, and doctors, are struggling to replace their diminishing numbers. In seeking to address this need, as well as concerns about an increase in workplace...

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Most Common Workplace Injuries

A new study suggests that the most frequent workplace injuries these days actually have less to do with violence, car accidents, or exposure to chemicals than may be anticipated. Around 60 percent of nonfatal injuries reported in 2016 occurred because of common, everyday mistakes. Since these kinds of injuries can be prevented with care and...

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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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