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Occupational Hearing Loss

Most workplace dangers are obvious. One that is not quit as apparent is damaging noise levels. “Some of the most prevalent workplace hazards aren’t seen–they’re heard.” (EHSToday.com) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most commonly reported workplace-related injury is hearing loss. 22 million Americans are being exposed to harmful noise Read More

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Pharmacists: Overworked and Understaffed

Covid-19 has made an already tough situation even tougher. Pharmacists at chain stores are now being pushed more than ever to do more with less. “They’re working faster, filling more orders and juggling a wider range of tasks with fewer staff members at a pace that many say is unsustainable and jeopardizes patient safety.” (NBCNews.com) Read More

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Golf Cart Injuries on the Rise

Golf carts were invented in 1932 “to afford unwell, older, or handicapped golfers the ability to travel the course while simultaneously reducing the burden of carrying equipment and to speed progression of play.” (ScienceDirect.com) Today, golf carts are a popular mode of transportation off the golf course as well, especially in retirement communities, beach communities, Read More

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South Carolina – The Most Dangerous Place to Drive

1.35 million people are killed every year in traffic accidents around the world. In the United States, there were 36,560 deaths resulting from car accidents in 2018. (Reviews.com) Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 through 54. (CDC.gov) Today’s automobiles are smarter and safer than ever, due to advanced safety Read More

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Fatal Accident – South Carolina Man Trapped in Machine at Work

Early Sunday, a man died after being trapped in a machine at work. An investigation is underway. 54-year-old Anthony Dean Lemmons worked at Innovative Fibers, a manufacturing business, in Spartanburg, SC. Officials said he died about an hour after becoming trapped in a machine. “First responders from the facility and local emergency personnel were immediately Read More

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Staying Safe During the 2020 Holidays

2020 has definitely been a year we will never forgot! We’re all ready for this pandemic to be over with, so we can get back to normal. With Christmas around the corner, we need to keep safety in mind, not only as far as COVID-19 goes, but also general safety measures for this time of Read More

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Rising Injury Rates at Automated Amazon Warehouses

These days, a lot of us are staying away from shopping malls and department stores as much as possible to try to stay well. COVID-19 has caused Americans to do more online shopping than ever before. As of June 2020, Statista ranks Amazon the top U.S. company ranked by retail e-commerce sales, with sales estimated Read More

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Another Recall on Volvo Air Bags

After metal fragments from an exploding air bag killed a driver, Volvo Cars USA is recalling as many as 54,124 additional vehicles due to an air bag defect. This newest recall is on an air bag inflator made by auto parts supplier ZF/TRW, which has its headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. (Bloomberg.com). The U.S. National Highway Read More

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Metformin Recall Expanded

Metformin is prescribed by doctors for the management of type 2 diabetes. It is sold under several different brand names: Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, and Riomet. (EverydayHealth.com) Marksans Pharma Limited of India has expanded its recall from June 5, 2020 to include 76 additional lots of unexpired Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets in 500 mg and 750 Read More

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Growing Pedestrian Safety Crisis is Worsening a Health Epidemic

In the United States, 2018 was the deadliest year for pedestrians and cyclists. 6,238 pedestrians were killed. That’s a 28-year high, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “On average, 17 pedestrians and two cyclists were killed each day in traffic crashes in 2018.” (TheNewYorkTimes.com) The pedestrian safety crisis is “an epidemic of Read More

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