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Overworked Truck Drivers: Danger on American Roads

A recent survey administered by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) showed that long-haul truck drivers typically work about fifty percent more hours than other workers. This means that, on average, long-haul truck drivers regularly violate U.S. regulations limiting commercial driver work hours, which were established for safety reasons. In fact, » Read More

Retail Worker Injuries

Although there are many occupations that put workers at risk for injuries, the workplace hazards of the retail industry are often overlooked. In fact, many of us may think of retail as a safe environment, consisting of harmless duties like folding clothes or operating a cash register. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) » Read More

Wearable Technology in the Workplace

For many years, companies have used GPS and other tracking devices to monitor their employees’ vehicle driving performance. These devices communicate real-time data on driving performance, fuel usage, traffic stops, license, insurance, and time taken at stops. The latest entry into the employee tracking arena is wearable technology. This includes devices like Fitbits® and other » Read More

Ergonomics in the Workplace

There are many ways to increase an employee’s productivity and reduce injuries that could lead to loss of work. This loss of work often results in high Workers’ Compensation costs. Some ideas that can increase safe and efficient productivity cost nothing for the employer. Ergonomics should be part of the workplace before injuries occur. Many » Read More

Indoor Firing Ranges and Lead Exposure

There are more than one million local, state, and federal law enforcement officers working in the United States. As a requirement of their employment, they must participate in routine, ongoing firearms training. In the course of that training, both the officers and workers at the indoor firing ranges may be exposed to lead or lead » Read More

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