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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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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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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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Healthcare Workers Killed by COVID – Families Fight for Workers’ Comp Benefits

As the death toll due to COVID-19 climbs, families of some deceased frontline workers are finding out that the workers’ compensation system is stacked against them. “The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique circumstance where the many jobs that are not typically considered hazardous have suddenly become very dangerous for workers. Workers deemed essential …are at Read More

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Frontline Workers’ Lives Endangered by COVID-19

We’re going into month four now in the COVID-19 pandemic, with more Americans testing positive and more deaths every day. COVID-19 is a highly contagious coronavirus with common symptoms of fever, body aches, dry cough, fatigue, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite, and loss of smell. In some people, it can cause more serious Read More

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Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be Read More

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Deadliest American Jobs for Baby Boomers

Americans are living significantly longer than ever before. Baby Boomers (those age 55 and older) are more likely to be employed now, for many reasons. In the 25-year period of 1992 and 2017, the number of older Americans in the work-force more than doubled to 35 million. This increase is due to a rising population Read More

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The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

How risky is your occupation? We all have complaints about our job on occasion; but some may have more reason to be concerned than most. In 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,250 work-related fatalities, a 2% increase from 2017. “While no job is completely free of risk, most jobs are Read More

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10 Jobs That Increase Your Risk of Cancer

It’s graduation season. You’ve graduated, so what’s next? When deciding what career to undertake, you first need to know that some jobs can be hazardous to your health. For many jobs, like coal mining or firefighting, the risks are obvious. For others, although they may seem safe, they can expose you to hazardous materials. Making Read More

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Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Prevent Work Accidents

There are many occupational hazards that employees are exposed to daily. Surprisingly, one that is often overlooked is not a chemical or a machine – it’s sleep deprivation. Per the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation “increases the likelihood of a workplace accident by 70%. The effects of fatigue have often been compared to the effects Read More

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