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Duration and Decibel Levels Combine to Create Risks to Hearing

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Hearing loss from excessive noise can be an insidious health risk, gradually increasing in severity until an individual suddenly realizes they are not able to hear as well as they once did. And then it’s too late. Unlike many workplace injuries, hearing loss does not heal ...
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Avoiding Neck Pain Requires Attention to Ergonomic Detail

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Sitting properly at the computer may sound like an obvious tip when it comes to preventing neck pain, yet this simple technique is one of the most ignored ergonomic suggestions in the workplace. Keeping your head and neck in a neutral position is the most effective ...
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Heat Stress Risk Makes Summer a Dangerous Season for Workers

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Heat stress is a major occupational hazard for workers in our part of the country during the summer, and employers and employees alike can take steps to minimize the potential danger. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, exposure to extreme heat can ...
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Create a Sleep Routine to Minimize Fatigue and Enhance Safety

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Interrupting the body’s natural sleep rhythms can have a detrimental effect on the quality of sleep for shift workers. Preventing fatigue and ensuring adequate sleep may take extra effort, but the payoff is better health and enhanced safety in the workplace. Most workers perform best with ...
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Blame CMP For Putting the Hurt In Muscle Pain

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Have you ever noticed how certain muscle areas are so sensitive to the touch that they generate pain in the immediate area or even other areas of the body? Chronic myofascial pain (CMP) is an unwelcome challenge for workers in virtually every type of job. Also ...
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Avoiding Overuse Injuries Demands Attention to Adjustment

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Overuse injuries are some of the most common afflictions in the workplace, with repetitive movements and ergonomically awkward positions the biggest culprits. Officially known as occupational overuse syndrome (OOS) or repetitive strain injury (RSI), these debilitating injuries intensify over time and render common movements increasingly painful. Symptoms ...
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Minimize Your Allergy Triggers To Stay Safe at Work

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Although allergies seemingly are a minor physical challenge, they can impact safety in the workplace due to their effect on concentration and fatigue. Managing allergy symptoms begins with identifying possible workplace triggers, understanding how allergies affect work performance, and finding the most effective medicines for your ...
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These Simple Exercises Can Soothe Knee Pain Right At Your Desk

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Knee pain isn’t limited to workers with physically demanding jobs. It also can be an issue for desk-bound workers who experience discomfort when sitting for extending periods. Here are some simple exercises you can do at work to strengthen muscles that support the knees. You also ...
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