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Protecting Staff from Workplace Violence in Emergency Rooms

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We’ve previously discussed just how dangerous certain types of professions can be in terms of workplace injuries, especially in the healthcare sector. A previous study revealed that one in four nurses are assaulted on the job, while also suffering from a number of additional workplace violence, such as verbal attacks. However, unfortunately, according to… Read More »

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The Most Common Office Injuries

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Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just those who work in particular jobs such as construction that experience debilitating workplace injuries; it’s also those of us who work in offices every day. Spending eight or more hours a day–five days a week–in an office chair has its effects on your body and can lead… Read More »

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U.S. Workplace Fatalities On the Rise

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Over the last decade, the average rate of workplace fatalities has been 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 workers and cuts in government oversight may very well contribute to more and more. To date, transportation incidents are responsible for more than one-third of all work fatalities and the highest number of deaths at work, with… Read More »

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The Impact Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Having On Veterans

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The Defense Department recently provided the fifth update on the number of US service members who were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) after the attack in Iraq last month, raising the total number of troops injured in the ballistic missile strike to 109. According to the release, of those injured, 76 have returned… Read More »

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Addressing Psychological Injuries in The Workplace

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We speak a lot about common physical workplace injuries – slipping or tripping and falling, getting hit by falling objects, muscle strains, equipment injuries, collisions, repetitive motion injuries, and others; but what about psychological injuries? They too have become an epidemic in the workplace. Below, we discuss some of the common causes of psychological… Read More »

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Notes an Increase in Workplace Fatalities

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According to a new report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was an increase in workplace injuries and fatalities in 2018.  Specifically, the Department noted significant increases in two causes of fatal injuries: Deaths due to unintentional overdoses of nonmedical alcohol or drugs and work-related suicides.  Overall, there was… Read More »

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Nurses Are Receiving More and More Violent Workplace Injuries Every Year

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According to a recent study published by the American Nurses Association, nursing is now one of the most dangerous places to work, with one in four nurses being assaulted on the job: Patients trying to use pipes to attack their nurse, violent outbursts, nurses being punched and suffering from broken ribs, noses, physical and… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Retail Workers May Suffer More Workplace Injuries Than You Realize

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According to a new report released in November, workplace injuries for retail workers are one of the few injury areas that did not decrease over the last two years. According to the report, injuries in this area caused employees to miss an average of 24 days of work per year, and the top three… Read More »

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Texas Petrochemical Explosion Displaces & Injures Thousands

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An estimated four explosions at chemical plant Texas Petrochemical left more than 50,000 people displaced on Thanksgiving in southeast Texas, while others were sent to the hospital due to various injuries. Now, a review of the facility’s history reveals that negligence may very well be placing the company’s workers and surrounding communities in danger…. Read More »

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Workplace Injuries & Illnesses Increase in Texas

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According to the new report released by the Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation, worker illnesses and injuries increased last year in Texas, the majority of them involving sprains, strains, and tears. Specifically, private employers recorded close to 180,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses last year throughout the state, with 30 percent of them being… Read More »

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