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Safety tips to prevent scaffolding accidents

Working in the construction industry can be more dangerous than many might think. When you add in the use of scaffolding on a construction site, the danger skyrockets. Each time you set foot on the job site, you need to be as safe as possible in all you do. Here are some very important safety tips to follow in order to avoid scaffolding accidents in Atlanta.

A brief look at occupational health in Georgia

Occupational health is a popular topic these days within the medical field. It has also become a focus of human resource managers, other administrators and employers in general. Occupational health focuses on the relationship an employee has between work and personal health. It goes both ways, as work can affect health and health can affect 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.

Safety tips for working with chemicals

Almost every single job in Georgia can put employees in contact with chemicals, even if they are simple chemicals to clean a bathroom or kitchen. Almost every workplace has some sort of chemical on its property. Here are some safety tips for working with chemicals in Atlanta.

December deadline proposed for 300A form filing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a Dec. 1 deadline for the filing of 300A forms. The deadline used to be July 1, but OSHA introduced a proposed rule that would extend the deadline to Dec. 1, 2017 for certain companies. The 300A forms are to be submitted to OSHA electronically. The agency has extended the deadline in order for the Trump Administration to review the rule's requirements, which were made public on May 12, 2016.

How to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome

It's not uncommon for people who work on computers all day long to develop a problem called carpal tunnel syndrome. This is an issue that affects the wrists of one or both hands. It can be prevented if the worker takes the proper precautions while on the job. If workers already have it, it can be mitigated to ensure that the pain is not too tough to handle.

How to apply for Social Security Disability after a heart attack

Heart attacks happen with little notice and can be devastating. When minor, many people are back on their feet within days. This includes returning to work. When they are severe, the injuries suffered can cause the patient to miss significant time at work or even lose his or her life. Here is a brief guide on applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) after a heart attack.

Safety stand-down hosted by OSHA for landscapers

Since 2013 there have been six fatalities in the landscaping industry in the state of Georgia. The Department of Labor reports that since 2012, 64 people employed in the landscaping industry have been killed in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. The numbers in Florida have tripled since 2012. These numbers have caused alarm with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

How asbestos exposure can lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis

Asbestos is a mineral that can be found organically in the environment in a number of everyday products, including insulation, shingles, brakes and flooring. Given its presence in a number of everyday products, once broken up, asbestos can be particularly harmful to an individual's health.

Determining if workplace illness is covered under workers' comp

Suffering a workplace illness can put you out of a job for quite some time, if not permanently. People all over Georgia suffer workplace illnesses every year, even when they take precautions. If you are sickened on the job, it will be up to you to prove that the workplace illness happened while on the job.