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Fractures and Workers’ Compensation

A fracture is another term for a broken bone. There are many types of fractures, but they can be classified into four general categories: Displaced: Bone snaps in two or more parts with misaligned pieces Non-displaced: Bone cracks, but stays aligned Open: Bone breaks and punctures through the skin Closed: Bone breaks with no skin wound » Read More


Cannabis Workers at Risk?

Who would think that working in the cannabis industry could be hazardous to one’s health? Although the word “cannabis” might bring to mind images of getting high and not much else, workers in this business are subject to jobsite dangers just like anyone else. As of April 2018, 30 states plus the District of Columbia » Read More


Routine Replacement of Privacy Curtains May Prevent Illness

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba uncovered potential infectious agents hiding in plain sight. The study shows that hospital privacy curtains may serve as breeding grounds for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One of those types of bacteria is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA. MRSA and other staph infections can cause » Read More


Unions and Workers’ Compensation

The process of receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits and disability can be different for union members. In fact, the claims process is often easier, according to statistics. A recent report by Industrial and Labor Relations Review showed that compared to nonunion workers, union workers had a 60 percent better chance of getting these benefits. Why? Union » Read More


Common Nuclear Plant Injuries

A recent news article revealed that, seven years after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear power plant at Fukushima, Japan to melt down, the first plant worker has died from radiation exposure. The immediate cause of death was lung cancer. This was a major concession by the operators of the Fukushima plant, » Read More

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