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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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    OSHA Issues Diving Operations Safety Alert After Six Workers Die

    Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a safety alert after six workers died while performing diving operations. Five of the deceased were power generation plant workers who sustained fatal injuries while working around pipes, drains, tunnels, and valves. Because commercial diving is a particularly hazardous line of work, OSHA provides numerous safety[…]


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    National Protect Your Hearing Month

    This October marks National Protect Your Hearing Month, an annual public health campaign spearheaded by numerous federal agencies in order to raise awareness about noise-induced hearing loss and to provide useful steps that people can take to protect their hearing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 million workers face dangerous[…]


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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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    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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