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Work-Related Knee Issues

January 29, 2020

Since the knees are the largest joints in the body, it makes them more prone to injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, knee injuries result in an average of 16 missed workdays. Knees carry the brunt of everyday motions and activities, and when they are injured, it can be difficult or impossible to stand, sit, walk, run, or even…

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

January 28, 2020

With millions of people using computer keyboards for hours every workday, many workers end up with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Considered a repetitive stress injury, CTS is a nerve disorder that affects the wrist. Not only is it seen in people who work with computers all day, it is common in employees who use cash registers, are on assembly lines, or whose…

Philly Street Sweepers Face Health Hazards

January 24, 2020

A pilot program run by the Philadelphia Streets Department has workers worried about their health. The experimental program has the workers use gas-powered leaf blowers to move trash and debris from the curb into the street so that a broom truck can sweep it up. While it saves residents from having to move their cars so the street can…

Worker Safety Gear Moves to the Digital Age

January 22, 2020

Rapidly developing technology is transforming the landscape of occupational safety and health. To improve worker safety, developers are moving traditional personal protective equipment (PPE) into the digital age by adding electronic components, such as sensors and actuators. Information recorded by these devices can alert employers to safety issues, such as worker fatigue, gear that needs maintenance, and improperly fitting…

Tower Worker Hazards

January 20, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have both expressed concern over the risks posed to workers in the communication tower industry, namely fall hazards, potential structural collapse, and struck-by hazards. If you were injured in a rooftop accident, you may be eligible for benefits, including payment for medical expenses and lost wages. Rooftop Safety Tower workers perform highly…

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