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  • Amazon Workers Found to Suffer Twice as Many Work Injuries as Competitors

    June 13, 2022

    A new study by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) shows that in 2021, the rate of severe workplace injuries for workers at Amazon warehouse facilities was more than twice that of their competitors. The SOC study examined Amazon’s data to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Among non-Amazon warehouse workers, there were 3.3 […]

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  • What Should I Do After a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    November 30, 2020

    An injured employee is eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Sometimes, an injured worker is denied their claim to these benefits. When this happens, it can be advantageous to seek out legal counsel for advice on the next steps to take. A knowledgeable lawyer can work within the system to prove that their client’s denied claim […]

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  • Learn the Importance of COPD Awareness Month

    November 16, 2020

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers a group of lung diseases; most notably, it includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD affects roughly 16 million Americans. Additionally, it is estimated that millions more people have some form of COPD that is untreated. There is no cure for COPD, however, there are […]

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  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Increase During Summer Months

    June 15, 2020

    The summer months often conjure up feelings of rest, relaxation, and play.  However, for some occupations, summer is a cause for great concern due to the hot weather. Occupations involving construction, agriculture, outdoor sports, and landscaping utilize the sunny weather to increase their work. These industries often cannot perform their duties in optimal ways during […]

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  • What Should I Do If I Contract COVID-19 at Work?  

    May 21, 2020

    As more businesses reopen, many employees are wondering if they might get sick by going back to work. The federal government has established guidelines to help keep workers safe, however, risks remain. If you contract COVID-19 at work, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation to cover your medical bills and lost wages. However, your […]

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  • Heart Health in the Workplace

    February 01, 2020

    Each February, the American Heart Association focuses on cardiovascular wellness. The heart plays an integral role to a healthy lifestyle. When it works effectively and efficiently, it enables employees to do their best work on the job and live fulfilling lives outside of work. However, many people remain at risk for a variety of diseases […]

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  • Reducing Exposure to Diesel Exhaust

    January 16, 2020

    Every year, dangerous diesel exhaust fumes kill more than 38,000 people throughout the world. Workers exposed to toxic gases emitted from diesel vehicles and machinery are developing lung cancer, asthma, and chronic pulmonary disease. Employers have a duty to shield their employees from the dangers associated with diesel exhaust exposure. Employees who work near these […]

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  • National Miners Day

    December 03, 2019

    National Miners Day, which occurs yearly on December 6, was created to pay tribute to those who sacrifice their lives and potentially their health working in mines. Since there have been mining tragedies in the past, the U.S. government established the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Even though National Miners Day was not officially recognized by […]

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  • Americans Feel Pressure to Work When Sick

    November 29, 2019

    A new survey reveals that nearly 80 percent of Americans feel that they must make it through the workday, even when they are not feeling well. Forty-two percent of survey participants said that calling in sick was a source of stress, making it less likely that they would stay home to rest and recover. The […]

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  • What are the Risks of Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace?

    November 11, 2019

    Asbestos remains one of the most talked about dangerous substances. Nearly 70 percent of mesothelioma cases can be traced to on-the-job exposure to asbestos. Employers need to understand the risks and how they can protect both themselves and their employees. What is Asbestos and Why is it a Problem? At one time, asbestos was used […]

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