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How Hospitals Create Safer Jobs for Nursing Staff

June 15, 2015

One of the fields that is most closely monitored and educated in regards to safety is nursing. This group consistently comes in at the top of the charts when reporting for work-related illness and injury. There are 3 basic avenues to which nurse safety is routinely…

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Making Manual Material Handling Safe

June 12, 2015

Countless numbers of companies and work sites have embraced ergonomics beyond what was asked of them. Strategies vary from simple to complex, but has the return been worth the investment? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has compiled case after case exemplifying companies who have presented a…

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The Most Common Job Injuries

June 8, 2015

While every job industry sees work-related injuries, the type and frequency of injuries vary greatly. Trends in injuries that accumulate over time, especially those that require time away from work, are being increasingly monitored. Preventing injuries has become a priority, and successfully doing so has led…

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Endoscopy 101

June 2, 2015

Medical procedures are becoming so advanced that even the most complex of them can be simplified to become routine, outpatient procedures. One incredibly common procedure that would have seemed impossible decades ago is the endoscopy. Imagine…

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Common Work-Related Injuries

May 29, 2015

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are the most commonly reported work-related injuries and illnesses. Ergonomics is making a positive impact on reducing these incidents; however, MSDs still occur frequently in nearly every job field. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified the most likely movements and working conditions…

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Working Conditions and Heat Stress

May 17, 2015

The public best knows cases of heat stress when they are fatal. These devastating stories are publicized and remind us to watch our exertion in the hot sun and monitor our fluid intake. Heat stress, however, can appear in several forms and from a number of…

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Work Injuries: Your Health is in Your Hands

April 22, 2015

Many people are taught to power through pain and discomfort to do what it takes to get a job done. There is a difference, though, between work ethic and ruining a career. Both accrued and traumatic injuries can lead to not only losing the job you’re…

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The Nursing Field

March 8, 2015

Most occupations pose some risk of muscular injury or dysfunction. Depending on the job, employers may be at risk of anything from back injuries to repetitive strain injuries. Job duties that are more physical come with more detrimental risks. When thinking of the most common and…

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Your Job and Lower Back Pain

January 8, 2015

A common misconception about work-related injury is that it only happens in jobs that require heavy manual labor, like construction and freight handling. The truth is that there are so many factors affecting the musculoskeletal system that nearly every occupation poses some risk of injury. The correlation…

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