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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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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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