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The Travelers Companies, Inc., the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the United States, has released an Injury Impact Report identifying the most common causes of workplace accidents and injuries between 2010 and 2014.
The company analyzed more than 1.5 million workers’ compensation claims and determined that …

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What harm could this driver’s inattention have caused?

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The crash of a US Air Force C-130J airplane on Oct. 2, 2015 at Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan, which killed all 11 people on board, was caused by the unfortunate placement of a hard-shell night vision goggles case, which blocked the plane’s flight controls during takeoff.

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London’s Covent Garden is a busy area, with scores of tourists exploring its offerings. However, the antics of workers toiling high above the sidewalk could have quickly turned a great vacation into a nightmare. The scaffold they assembled had no guardrails and no fall protection, …

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An eight-year study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that one-quarter of all construction workers who died between 2003 and 2010 succumbed to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

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At first glance, what these workers are doing might not be obvious. But examine this photograph more closely…

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A photograph illustrating a mixed bag of job hazards.

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Educate your employees about drowning hazards, personal floatation devices and the DO’s and DONT’s of water safety.

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Healthcare providers and facilities have tried many different approaches to deal with the problem of MSIs. One that’s proven both popular and effective is the use of lift teams. Of course, this technique can work not just in healthcare but in almost any industry. This article will explain why lift teams are successful in curbing MSIs and how to put one together at your facility.

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The OSHA eyewash rules are contained in the Medical Services and First Aid Standard. Lack of adequate eyewash facilities remains a perennial presence atop the list of most frequent OSHA citations. Looking at a random sample of about three dozen cases in which OSHA issued such a citation, we discovered four common mistakes.

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