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February 2016 Archives

Injuries to the back are among the most common and debilitating of all workplace injuries

From a nurse who must lift and assist patients on a daily basis to a warehouse worker whose routine work duties include loading and unloading goods from trucks; the acts of lifting, twisting, bending, pulling, reaching and even sitting can place tremendous strain on a worker's back and result in serious injury.

Office and manufacturing workers most at risk for RSIs

From an assembly line worker who performs the same tasks for several hours per day to an office worker who sits and types for the majority of the workday, injuries related to repetitive motions are among the most prevalent and costly for workers and employers alike. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, repetitive stress injuries account for roughly "30 percent of all workplace injuries that result in lost workdays," to the tune of an estimated $17 to $20 billion annually.

Recent crane collapse highlights dangers of large construction equipment

Last Friday, residents and passersby were shocked and terrified when a towering 565-foot construction crane tumbled down in lower Manhattan. The accident occurred as, due to concerns about increasing winds, the crane operator was attempting to lower and secure the hulking boom and members of the construction crew were attempting to clear the streets of pedestrians and motorists.

For construction workers, falls are among the most common and deadly types of accidents

We've previously discussed the myriad of safety hazards that men and women who work construction face on a daily basis. The grave dangers of construction work are evidenced by the significant number of construction-related injuries and deaths that occur each year.

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