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Workplace Injuries Archives

Common injuries hospital workers face

Hospitals are hazardous places to work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hospitals have nearly twice the rate of employee injuries than the rest of the private sector. And, based on total days away from work, hospital workers are even more prone to injuries than those who earn a living in construction or manufacturing.

For professional painters, the health and safety risks can't be ignored

Painting is a critical part of many residential, commercial and industrials projects. There are upsides to earning a living as a painter: It doesn't require expensive schooling, it offers the flexibility of being your own boss, and there's generally no shortage of work.

What every construction worker should know about hand-arm vibration syndrome

Every industry, no matter the type of work, has certain limitations and potential pitfalls. Unlike a typical office job, however, the construction industry involves numerous dangers - some of which aren't always obvious.

Injuries and fatalities on the farm

If you are a farm or agricultural worker, you are used to long hours and difficult weather conditions. Your work is physically exhausting and places intense stress on your body. On top of that, farm-related injuries and fatalities are all too common, and many job requirements are high-risk.

Drivers need to share the roads with bicyclists and pedestrians

For pedestrians and bicyclists, sharing the roads with cars can be a scary undertaking. A driver's attention may be averted from the road by talking on the phone, changing the radio station, looking at a text, talking to a passenger or any number of other distractions.

Workplace injuries happen far more than illnesses

Workers in Pennsylvania may have a right to compensation after workplace injuries or illnesses that arise due to conditions in the workplace, so these are often considered together when looking at compensation claim statistics. However, breaking down the numbers shows that injuries are much more common than illnesses.

Should you let people move you after a workplace injury?

So you've suffered a workplace injury, perhaps after a fall, one of the most common ways that workers get hurt. What happens in the immediate aftermath of the injury is incredibly important. If you're conscious, should you let people move you?

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