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6 Reasons Workplaces Need an Injury Prevention Program

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Learn why implementing an Injury Prevention Program (IPP) is critical for a safe and healthy work environment and how it can benefit both employees and employers. Did you know that, on average, 7 million workplace injuries are reported annually? It’s a staggering statistic that underscores the critical importance of maintaining a safe and healthy work … Read more

Updated: March 14, 2023

5 Work Hazards Missouri Plumbers Need to Be Aware Of

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If you’re a plumber or looking to kick off your plumbing career, it’s a good idea to understand all the safety risks that you’re likely to face on the job. On the surface, fixing or replacing broken sewer pipes may not seem too dangerous. However, you’d be surprised to learn plumbing comes with its fair … Read more

Updated: February 7, 2022

What’s My Employer’s Duty of Care to Me in a Workplace Accident?

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Were you injured in a workplace accident and need assistance filing your workers’ compensation claim? Reach out to the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. All employers have a duty to protect their employees against any foreseeable accident or injuries that may arise while working. Therefore, employers must identify all risks that the employees may … Read more

Updated: November 26, 2021

6 Long Term Risks of Working with Solvents

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Let’s discuss what solvents are and shed light on their potential long-term effects on workers. As a construction worker, you’re exposed to different risks every day. However, while most dangers are easily noticeable and avoidable, solvents are often a silent, deadly threat. And their prolonged use at work can lead to life-ending occupational illnesses. Let’s … Read more

Updated: November 18, 2021

Temporary Workers Safety and Missouri Work Comp

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are roughly 2.8 million temporary employees in the US workforce. Temps provide a much-needed solution to many issues with employment, from seasonal demands that require additional workers to help companies meet demands (like during the holidays) to filling in the spot of a worker that needs … Read more

Updated: March 18, 2020

Injured Due To Workplace Safety Violations? Here’s What You Need To Know

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that around 5,250 workers died on the job in 2018, with transportation incidents being the main culprit of these deaths at around 40% out of the total. Close behind were incidents involved contact with objects (39%), and workers caught in running equipment and falling. OSHA reports that a … Read more