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The Impact of Workplace Humidity on Health and Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Excessive workplace humidity increases dehydration, heat illnesses, and allergy risks, potentially leading to workers’ compensation claims. Humidity may not seem like an alarming threat in the workplace. However, excessive humidity can pose serious health hazards.  Humidity describes the amount of moisture in the air. Normal indoor humidity levels are typically between 30% to 50%. Anything … Read more

Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Heat Related Illness at Work

Whether you work in an outdoor setting like a construction site or an indoor environment lacking proper ventilation, it’s essential to understand your rights and responsibilities related to heat exposure. As summer temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses in the workplace. While many people associate workers’ compensation with injuries such as slips, … Read more

Updated: August 28, 2023

Heat Exhaustion at Work – How a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help

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Those who work in construction, landscaping, manufacturing, bakeries, agriculture, and mail delivery are at serious risk of heat exhaustion during the summer months. We don’t have to tell you — Missouri summers are long and hot. While typically the temperature can range between 80 and 90 degrees, we have all experienced those never-ending hot days … Read more

Updated: June 20, 2022

When it’s Too Hot to Work – Can You Collect Benefits for Heat Stroke?

Heat stroke occurs when the body cannot control its temperature. It can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given. Summers in Missouri are no joke. Though the state is known for its rapid changes in temperatures, summer seasons can be quite a problem for workers who remain outdoors in the sun … Read more

Updated: June 26, 2019

Top 5 Hazards Faced by Groundskeepers

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Though it is not the first thing you may think of when you picture a dangerous job, the groundskeeping and gardening profession accounts for a significant amount of injuries and deaths every year. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found that from 1997 to 2002, over one hundred people died per year at … Read more

Updated: September 19, 2018

Work Accident Injury Risks for Summer Workers

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The heat can have a severe effect on your health and your ability to think clearly. The months of Summer are characterized by a lot of positive things. It is when kids are out of school, the weather heats up, and people start taking their yearly vacations. There is one dark side of summer though, … Read more

Updated: February 6, 2024