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Workplace foot injuries a serious problem for older workers

Study finds foot injuries at work common, on-the-job injury lawyer reports  Work-related foot injuries have become an increasingly serious problem, especially among older workers, according to workplace accident statistics compiled by the federal government. Fortunately, there are steps older workers – and workers of all ages – can take to protect their feet and their...

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Working in retail is more dangerous than it may appear

Retail work is more strenuous than it appears and involves more than just running cash registers. Retail employees stock items on shelves, set up merchandise and displays, and handle large warehouse shipments of inventory. According to a report released by AmTrust Financial Services Inc., retail workers miss an average of 24 days of work due...

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Protecting workers from chemical hazards and toxic exposures

Workers have a right to be protected from exposure to toxic substances on the job, according to the United Nations. The UN's principles for protecting workers from toxic exposures cover responsibilities to prevent exposure, the importance of information and remedies. The international organization’s plan aimed at protecting workers from toxic exposures was discussed in a...

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How to prevent serious injuries involving stationary power tools

Stationary machines and power tools are commonly used in manufacturing, construction, and other industrial sectors. They often include: Bandsaws Table saws Drill presses Bench grinders Accidents involving stationary power tools and plug-in industrial machinery under 5HP (machines with motors that produce 3730 watts of electricity) are responsible for nearly half of all machine-related injuries each...

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Job-related musculoskeletal disorders: risk factors, prevention, and treatment

What are musculoskeletal disorders? According to healthline, they are conditions that affect the muscles, bones, and joints. Common symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders include discomfort, stiffness, or inflammation in the neck, shoulders, back, knees, hips, legs, feet, and limbs. Job-related activities that can cause musculoskeletal disorders include: Hours of sitting at a desk Repetitive physical motions...

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Can being exposed to secondhand smoke on the job make you sick?

Workers across several industries are exposed to hazardous toxins, chemicals, and pollutants on a daily basis, but can be exposed to cigarette smoke on the job have the same impact on workers' health as being exposed to silica or asbestos? Researchers say yes. According to a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control...

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A Pennsylvania work injury lawyer discusses the dangers of dropped objects and working in high places

Tossing a tape measure at someone on the ground might irritate them but drop a tool from 50 stories up and it might kill them. Working from heights can be dangerous and fatal. Ensuring safety means that exercising situational awareness is vital both for employees working from heights and the public below, according to a...

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How to Avoid Work Accidents Caused During Equipment Maintenance

Equipment maintenance can be dangerous work, but the accidents that cause employee injuries and, at worst, fatalities can be prevented. Those are the conclusions of Safety + Health, the Official Magazine of the National Safety Council Congress & Expo. Citing a recent Canadian report, the article says the use of lockout/tagout and other methods to...

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