Workers in construction, transportation, production, and certain maintenance and repair jobs are at high risk for non-fatal and fatal electrical injuries. Approximately 1,957 workers are injured each year from electrical injuries on the job.
Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the main causes of employee absence in the workplace. Managing the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders can reduce or prevent illnesses that range from mild, transitory disorders to irreversible injuries that result in long-term or permanent disabilities.
While workers suffer a wide variety of injuries on the job, those caused by overexertion, falls, vehicle accidents, and getting struck by an object are some of the most common. More than 5,000 workers are killed every year in their workplace,
Businesses and workers’ compensation doctors often badger employees to return to work before they are fully healed from a work injury. Although return to work programs are designed to cut costs and maintain productivity,
Every year, thousands of workers in the US suffer heat-related injuries and the risk increases significantly during the summer months. High temperatures and humidity, contact with hot objects, and strenuous physical labor without adequate hydration and cool down periods lead to
Despite regulations that are designed to keep workers safe, too many people are still hurt on the job because of inadequate worker protections. Federal and state laws require employers to provide a safe workplace. When injuries or death occur because of inadequate safety protections,