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Some of the most costly types of non-fatal workplace injuries

A workplace injury can negatively impact your life in numerous ways. Chronic pain, reduced mobility, disabling injuries, costly medical bills, lost wages and loss of enjoyment in life are just some of the difficulties that are frequently experienced in the wake of a workplace injury.

How the coffee manufacturing process is slowly killing workers

According to Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, on a daily basis, more than half of all U.S. adults drink at least one cup of coffee. With annual profits in the U.S. alone estimated to be at nearly $3.5 billion, there's certainly a lot of money to be made and at stake in the coffee industry. However, while numerous studies focus on the potential positive and negative health effects of drinking coffee, until recently few were aware of the possible health dangers posed to the men and women who work at coffee manufacturing plants.

Combustible dust standard unlikely before 2017

Due to a variety of frustrating circumstances, it seems unlikely that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will release a comprehensive standard in regards to the hazard created by combustible dust. This omission will likely continue to result in injurious and even fatal accidents.

Excessive noise at work may cause hearing loss

Our five senses help us both experience and interpret the world around us. From the foods we eat and the things we touch to the sights we see and the sounds we hear, our senses bring us pleasure and alert us to danger. Given the significant role that each of our senses plays in helping us make sense of and enjoy our environment, a loss or deficiency to one or more can prove to be debilitating.

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