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July 2016 Archives

Top tips for power tool safety

If you work in the construction industry, you don't need a survey or study to tell you power tools are dangerous. But studies do show that power tools result in thousands of injuries every year both in and outside of the workplace. Accidents happen, and you can't prevent all of them yourself, but you can prevent some power tool incidents by regularly following these top tips for safety.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be work related

When we say chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, many readers will automatically think of the dangers of smoking. While COPD is a danger associated with smoking cigarettes -- and smoking is still considered to be the biggest risk factor for the disease -- it isn't the only cause of COPD. According to a study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, as many as 15 percent of COPD cases are probably work related.

Hearing loss: A serious workplace concern

Unfortunately, hearing loss is one of those things that many people experience as they age, and there's not much that anyone can do about the natural effects of aging. Medical science is evolving almost daily to offer new solutions to such problems, but these are simply facts of life that must be dealt with. The same is not true when you face hearing loss because of your job.

When workers' comp issues become permanent

In the past weeks, we've covered a number of specific issues related to workers' compensation and accidents and illnesses that befall individuals in the workplace. When you are injured at work, or if you develop an illness related to your work, you might be covered by workers' compensation if you have medical bills or can't work for a short time. It's important to note that workers' compensation is a short-term solution, though. What happens if your injuries are permanent?

What is bursitis?

Bursitis is one of the most common repetitive motion injuries experienced by adults. The symptoms of bursitis are very similar to tendinitis, and it can be difficult even for medical professionals to diagnosis the issue without examination and experience.