Crystalline Silica Exposure – The Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Silicosis Prevention

In the United States alone, millions of workers per year are exposed to a threat that many of us don’t even know about, let alone have the proper information to accurately address and prevent. In fact, silicosis is a relatively unknown condition due to the long dormancy period that usually occurs between affliction and the

Long Term Effects of Silica Exposure

With the beautiful weather of spring and summer often come the construction crews who like to take advantage of the seasons for completing projects. Whether it is a couple of guys putting up a custom wall made from leftover concrete, or major construction companies building a new office building, they can all make a mess.

Accident Prevention in the Workplace

Learning how to quickly respond to accidents and injuries in the workplace is important, but whenever possible, it is best to learn how to prevent accidents before they ever occur. Of course, it won’t ever be possible to completely eliminate accidents, but with some effort, workplaces can dramatically reduce the number of accidents and injuries

Guest Post: Recovering From Workplace Injuries

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How to increase strength and mobility safely If you’ve ever suffered a painful injury at work, you’re not alone. Injuries occurring at the workplace are more common than you might think, and are not restricted to stuntmen and other daredevils. According to data compiled by Safe Work Australia in 2010, 40% of situations where compensation

Top 10 Causes of Disabling Injuries in 2010

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According to the 2012 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2010 amounted to $51.1 billion in direct US workers compensation costs. The annual Workplace Safety Index uses information from Liberty Mutual workers compensation insurance claims, the US bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the National Academy of Social

OSHA Proposes New Rule

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OSHA Believes More Timely Data Will Help All On November 7, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially announced that they have proposed a rule that would improve how workplace injuries and illnesses are tracked. The announcement came shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report.

Reducing the Risks of Serious Injury in the Workplace

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The following is a guest post by Steve McLeod of Fire and Safety Australia about reducing injuries in the workplace. Fire and Safety Australia is Australia’s leading provider of National Fire and Safety Training. Their purpose is “to forever change safety in the world, one experience at a time.” Workplace injuries are often tragic for

Preventing Construction Falls

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The peak of the construction business season is rapidly approaching. While we embrace and enjoy the many benefits of the construction season, it should also serve as a reminder to the many risks associated within the industry. Even with all the information and safety devices available, falls are still the leading cause of injury and