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Workplace Injuries: A Big Problem Healthcare Workers

Although the health care industry has been a huge target of public scrutiny in the past decade, the perspective is usually from the patient standpoint, criticizing the nature or administration of care, health insurance coverage, etc. However, some recently published research from Medical Staffing Network Healthcare LLC sheds some light on how the health care […]

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For His Role in Employee Deaths, Former President of Chemical Company Will Serve One Year in Prison

The man who formerly served as president of Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services LLC (PACES) has been sentenced to serve one year in federal prison for his role in causing the death of one of PACES’ employees. According to court documents associated with the case, Matthew Bowman violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act […]

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How to Conduct Effective Workplace Safety Training (Part 1)

While many employers regularly conduct safety training for their employees – particularly when it comes to introducing new equipment or trying to get better corporate insurance rates, whether or not this training is actually effective can typically only be tested by time to see if employees took in and applied any of the information provided. […]

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How to Prevent On-the-Job Hearing Damage (Part 1)

While most people think of workplace injuries as being physical injuries that are visibly apparent, in some cases, these injuries may not be readily apparent and may be the result of long-term exposure to (and lack of protection from) certain detrimental elements in a person’s work environment. One specific example of such workplace injuries is […]

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Workplace Fatalities Reportedly Decreased in 2012 (Part 2)

Picking up from Workplace Fatalities Reportedly Decreased in 2012 (Part 1), the following provides some additional statistics from the 2012 National Census of Fatal Workplace Occupational Injuries (conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Workplace violence is still a serious issue and major cause of workplace deaths. In fact, in 2012, about 17 percent of […]

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Workplace Injuries Can Be Opportunities for Progress, Prevention Strategizing

Although workplace injuries can put employees out of work for extended periods of time, can increase an employer’s insurance costs and can have a number of other detrimental consequences, they can also provide an opportunity for employers and employees to examine: The causes of such workplace injuries Unsafe behaviors or practices that contributed to these […]

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National COSH Report Recommends Reforms to Prevent Workplace Deaths (Part 2)

As discussed in National COSH Report Recommends Reforms to Prevent Workplace Deaths (Part 1), the April 2013 report compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) reported some eye-opening statistics regarding the frequency of workplace fatalities in the U.S. In addition to these statistics and discourse on various workplace safety topics, […]

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Common Misconceptions about Workplace Injuries Debunked

When it comes to thinking about workplace injuries and accidents, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding what can be done in terms of preventing them. Here is a closer look at some of the most common misconceptions associated with workplace injuries: It is impossible to have a workplace that is free from hazards: This […]

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