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Steps Michigan workers can take to avoid a crush or pinch injury

An all too common type of injury suffered on the job is a crush or pinch injury. Most Michigan workers know that these injuries can cause everything from cuts and bruises to mangled or severed body parts and even death. It's extremely important for workers to understand how to prevent injuries like this. So here are some tips that can raise the awareness about this serious health risk.

Firefighter dies while collecting donations in tragic hit-and-run

Many jobs in America come with inherent safety risks. United States solders are often led into battle in foreign countries to protect our freedoms. Thousands die each year fighting for our nation. On our own soil, firefighters are often met with challenging and serious situations saving lives as well. Whether they are extinguishing serious fires, and entering dangerous situations that may pose safety risks toward the wellbeing of the worker, firefighters are at risk each and every day they go to work. But the last thing on a firefighter's mind is that his or her life may end while standing on the road collecting donations.

What steps can help prevent repetitive stress injury on the job?

A repetitive stress injury is damage caused to the soft tissues of the body such as the hands, shoulders and back. This type of injury is usually caused by overuse or repeating a specific motion with the same body part over and over again over a long period of time. While many blue collar workers can develop a repetitive stress injury it is also very prevalent in office workers who type all day long. But are there steps that Michigan workers can take to help minimize their risk for developing this kind of workplace injury?

Basic safety guidelines to be followed while using a forklift

A forklift is a small self driving vehicle that is used to move heavy pallets of equipment and can be found on many construction worksites. And while it can help workers do their jobs better, this type of vehicle requires real skill to operate. If used improperly it can cause serious accidents and leave workers with major injuries. So here are some basic safety principles to follow whenever a forklift is in operation.

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