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August 2017 Archives

How can I keep my back safe from injury at work?

A back injury can literally "set you back" years when it comes to your health. There are numerous Atlanta residents who are disabled and unable to work due to painful, back-related problems. In many cases, these kinds of injuries happen on the job. In this article, we'll discuss four simple tips that anyone can do to avoid many of the worst kinds of back injuries while performing their duties at work.

How to promote workplace wellness in Georgia

So many people each year jeopardize their mental and physical health in order to prioritize their job. For some, there is nothing wrong with this because their immune system can keep up with the high demand. For most, this can become a big problem, leading to missed time on the job due to extended illnesses, both mental and physical. Here are some tips for promoting workplace wellness in Georgia.

Repetitive strain injuries and the 'white collar slouch'

Repetitive strain injuries are the bane of the American workplace. While a lot of people think of office jobs as cushy positions, they can actually end up being hard on the human body -- which isn't really designed for sitting at a desk for hours on end and typing or writing.

Chevron still being fined for safety issues after fire

On Aug. 6, 2012, the Number 4 crude unit at the Richmond Chevron refinery caught fire, sending 15,000 residents to the hospital. According to an investigation conducted by the United States Chemical Safety Board, the managers at Chevron failed to acknowledge warnings issued about a broken pipe.

The importance of seeing a doctor after any workplace injury

There have been great strides in reducing the number of workplace injuries in the United States. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that workplace-related injuries and illnesses have decreased significantly. In 1972, there were 10.9 incidents for every 100 workers. In 2015, that number was 3.0 for every 100 employees.