Injuries and Illness

Modern safety management goes beyond covering traditional workplace accidents to now being equally concerned with illnesses caused on and even off the job. This section will explain what you need to know to avoid both injuries and illnesses, and to track your progress in reaching this goal.

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New Report Uncovers Occupations Most Affected by Injuries

When you hear of workplace injuries, what industries and occupations come to mind? Most would assume anything construction related, as well as public service (i.e. police and firefighters). However, a new report from Paychex is offering some startling revelations into workplace injuries.

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Report Finds Injuries Down in the Meat/Poultry Industry

Injury rates in the meat and poultry industry are down, but hazardous conditions persist. Get the latest findings from a new government report here.

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Q&A: Eyewash Locations

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

Is there anywhere specific an eyewash station needs to be placed in a facility?

This was our answer:

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What’s the Top Cause of Employee Injury? The Answer Might Surprise You.

An analysis of millions of workers’ compensation claims found that about a third were related to one type of activity. Keep reading to find out what it is and if your workers are at risk.

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Occupational Hearing Loss: Devastating But Preventable

Work-induced hearing loss can have devastating consequences—from relationship problems to on-the-job safety risks. Get the latest from an expert who says it doesn’t have to happen.

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Washington Records Big Drop in Worker Fatalities

There’s positive safety news to report from Washington State. Keep reading for the latest stats.

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MIOSHA Urges Vigilance in Wake of Recent Employee Fatalities

Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) is encouraging employers and employees “to use extreme care and safety diligence in all work activities.” Find out what’s behind this warning.

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Study Identifies Workers at Highest Risk of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

Most employers are aware that occupational noise has the potential to cause permanent hearing loss in exposed workers. Less well known, and less studied, is the link between occupational noise exposure and tinnitus. A new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) looks at both conditions, teasing out their individual prevalence, how often they occur together, and how they are connected to occupational noise exposure.

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Form 300 Shows Your Most Frequent Injuries—But What’s Most Costly?

Your Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, provides a critical record of where and how work-related injuries occurred in your workplace in the preceding year. But it lacks one piece of information that could be extremely important in prioritizing your health and safety efforts in the coming year: the financial cost of those injuries to you.

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Q&A: Over-the-Counter Medications

Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question:

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