Who Chooses the Doctor for Workers’ Compensation Claims?

After a workplace injury occurs, you may have a lot of questions. Do you have access to workers’ compensation? If you do, how do you go about getting treated? And if you get treated, who treats you? The answers to these questions will depend on the state in which you live and the kind of […]

House Republicans Use an Obscure Legislative Tool to Shoot Down Yet Another Obama-era Workplace Regulation

The GOP has recently invoked the power of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) – which has been pretty much dormant since its enactment in 1996 – in order to repeal Obama-era regulations. Before Trump’s inauguration, CRA had been successfully used only once in 2001 when Congress threw out a measure that enforced certain ergonomic rules […]

Make Your Desk a Happy Place

Any place where you spend several hours should be comfortable, inviting and a space that you look forward to entering. Most of us look forward to getting off work each day, but if you’re spending your entire day fantasizing about how to escape your workspace, it’s time to make some changes. Making your desk a […]

Farm Accidents at Harvest Time

Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. For most, it is not just a job, it is a way of life. Agriculture is the deadliest industry in the U.S., and one of the few where it is common for the entire family to share the work and live at the workplace, […]

Industrial Hearing Loss

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 30 million people in the U.S. are exposed to dangerous levels of noise at work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that about 22 million people are exposed to hazardous noise levels on-the-job and nine million more are exposed to chemicals that are […]

Biking to Work Increases 60%

Just in time for National Bike Month, the U.S. Census Bureau has released its first report that focuses solely on bicycling and walking to work. According to the report, the number of people bicycling to work has increased by about 60% since the 2000 Census. Walking to work has increased, too, but not nearly as […]

4 Ways That Spring Cleaning Can Kill You

Just knowing that spring cleaning can kill you is a good excuse to skip it, but for those who choose to brave the dangerous task, here are four deadly cleaning dangers, and how to avoid them. Deadly Fumes Never mix bleach with anything. You may already know that mixing bleach and ammonia creates a deadly […]

Top 5 On the Job Accident Resources

When you are hurt on the job you have your immediate needs to worry about and you may not be able to return to work. You need to know your options and what you can do to protect your future. 1. Workers’ Compensation Claims Workers’ Compensation is the first avenue that most injured workers should […]

Preventing Scald Injuries at Home

By Victoria Ipri – Staff Writer This week is National Burn Awareness Week. Each year, more than 500,000 people in the United States and Canada receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Approximately 50 percent of these burn injuries are scalds, a burn caused by hot liquid or steam. At highest risk are children, the elderly, […]