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Occupational Safety: Best Practices for Working with Machinery

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Working with machinery necessitates a proactive approach to safety, emphasizing training, maintenance, personal protection, and cultivating a safety-first workplace culture.  Working with machinery in any industrial or construction setting carries inherent risks. However, these risks can be significantly mitigated through adherence to best practices for occupational safety. Ensuring the safety and well-being of employees who … Read more

What Is a Compensable Injury?

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A compensable injury is work-related harm eligible for workers’ comp benefits, covering medical costs and lost wages. In Missouri, understanding the intricacies of compensable injuries is crucial for both employees and employers. A compensable injury, under Missouri law, is defined as any injury or illness that arises out of and in the course of employment. … Read more

Updated: February 29, 2024

When Does Working with Machinery Pose a Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazard?

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Caught-in or caught-between hazards are among the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, as categorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Operating machinery is routine in many industries, particularly manufacturing and construction. However, working with machinery can present significant risks, specifically the danger of caught-in or caught-between hazards. These incidents occur when … Read more

Updated: April 10, 2024

Understanding Occupational Hazards in the Construction Industry

Construction is high-risk for worker injuries and illness. Learning risk mitigation is key to safety. The construction industry is one of the most hazardous sectors to work in due to the high risk of injury and illness that workers face daily. Understanding these risks and the measures that can be taken to mitigate them is … Read more

Updated: May 16, 2024

Understanding Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder

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Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD) is caused by repetitive tasks and poor posture, affecting arms and neck, crucial for workplace health. Work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD) encompasses a variety of conditions that affect the arms, from fingers to shoulders, and can extend to the neck. It is primarily caused by repetitive work, awkward postures, and … Read more

Updated: February 28, 2024

How Much Does Workers Comp Pay in Missouri?

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The amount paid through workers’ compensation can vary significantly based on the specifics of each case, including the severity of the injury and the impacted worker’s average weekly wage. When it comes to understanding workers’ compensation benefits in Missouri, it’s important for employees to have a clear grasp of what they might expect in terms … Read more