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Lone Workers Need Additional Safety Considerations


26If it’s true there is safety in numbers, then lone workers may be susceptible to injury simply by the fact there is no one nearby to offer assistance. Employers need to take special precautions to account for these workers during the course of their shift. What ...
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Use These Tips to Prevent Accidents on Construction Sites


The numbers are chilling. Approximately 150,000 job site injuries occur across the country every year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That means chances are high that someone in your workforce will get hurt on a construction site this year. Construction site injuries ...
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Computer Vision Syndrome Can Cut Into Worker Productivity


“Cheater” reading glasses are common among workers who battle the strain of looking at a computer screen all day. However, these quick-fix lenses provide minimal aid in counteracting Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Computer and mobile device usage is contributing to vision problems starting at younger ages ...
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Duration and Decibel Levels Combine to Create Risks to Hearing


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


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


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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