6 Things Employers Can Do to Prevent Occupational Hearing Loss

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Prevent hearing loss in the workplace by implementing a hearing conservation program, reducing noise, scheduling breaks, providing PPE, and openly discussing noise safety. Occupational hearing loss, as the name implies, is damage to the inner ear from noise or vibrations that lead to partial or complete loss of hearing. Exposure to loud noise in the … Read more

Updated: April 24, 2023

Workers Compensation for Struck-by-Object Accidents in the Workplace

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Prevent workplace struck-by-object accidents: wear safety gear, provide training, inspect tools, implement traffic control, and limit access. Seek legal help for injuries. A struck-by-object accident, as the name implies, is an accident that occurs when an object forcefully strikes an individual. It’s a leading cause of workplace fatalities in the construction industry, with 75% of struck-by-object … Read more

Updated: April 17, 2023

What Types of Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Missouri?

What Types of Injuries Are Covered by Workers Compensation in Missouri

In general, workers’ compensation covers any injury, illness, or aggravation of a pre-existing condition arising out of and during employment. Workers’ compensation is an insurance program designed to provide financial support and medical care to employees who suffer from work-related injuries or illnesses. In Missouri, workers’ compensation laws are in place to ensure that employees … Read more

4 Signs of a Neck Injury After a Workplace Accident

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Neck injuries are common in the workplace, especially among office workers. Symptoms include pain, headaches, swelling, and weakness. Neck injuries are common in the workplace, affecting thousands of workers every year across various occupations. Surprisingly, office workers seem to be particularly vulnerable. These injuries can result from sustained periods of craning the neck while working … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2023

Common Injuries Among Nurse Assistants

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Nurse Assistants have the highest work-related injury rates. The most common injuries are sprains, strains, back and shoulder injuries, punctures, and cuts. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in the US are highly susceptible to work-related injuries. In fact, they have been found to have the highest incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses compared to other occupations, … Read more

Updated: March 27, 2023

How Open Drawers Could Lead to Unexpected Injuries in the Workplace

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Open drawers can cause unexpected injuries in the workplace. Explore the risks and impacts of injury from an open drawer and how to get workers’ compensation. When we think of workplace accidents, we often fail to think of the simple things around us, like open drawers. The truth is that open drawers could lead to … Read more

Updated: March 23, 2023