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  • The Many Risks of Occupational Cold Exposure

      As the days and nights get colder, employers will make sure to have comprehensive safety and health plans in place to mitigate known risk factors associated with cases of occupational cold exposure. While extreme weather patterns – like very high or low temperatures — both cause nonfatal and fatal injuries, the Centers for Disease[…]


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    Crane Accidents in the News

    Cranes play an instrumental role in the construction industry, lifting and rotating heavy objects on jobsites, often at great heights. About 250,000 workers operate cranes as part of their job. However, cranes create dangerous workplace hazards. During the first half of 2021, there were a number of crane accidents in the news. Workers who have[…]


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    Sanitation Workers Have Fifth-Highest Fatality Rate

    Sanitation workers perform a variety of job duties depending on their employment position, such as collecting and properly disposing of waste, recyclables, and garbage, emptying pits and septic tanks, cleaning toilets, manholes, and sewers, and operating pumping stations. Not only is it a physically demanding job, but sanitation work also comes with plenty of hazards:[…]


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    Workers’ Comp: What Don’t You Know?

    Forty-nine out of 50 states require employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to protect workers (and their own finances, too) in case a workplace accident results in illness or injury. When it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim, however, there is no shortage of myths and misconceptions floating around. Because the misinformation that surrounds[…]


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    What Work-Related Accidents Occur More Often During Autumn?

    The risk of certain types of work-related accidents tend to vary as seasons change. Extreme heat in the summer and severe cold in winter create obvious dangers for outdoor workers. In the fall, seasonal hazards may not be as apparent. Wind, fog, unexpected frost, wet leaves, and shorter daylight hours can expose workers to a[…]


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