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October 2015 Archives

Potential health effects for workers exposed to lead

Lead is a common element that is found on and in the Earth. This soft metal has been used for centuries and became an indispensible component of human industrialization. However, it is also one of the first elements that were known to have serious health effects on humans. And while safety standards have improved greatly over the centuries, workers in many different industries, including construction, manufacturing and transportation, can still be exposed to too much lead.

Reports indicate 3 Michigan workers killed in August

No worker goes to their job expecting to be injured. However, the fact remains that hundreds of Michigan workers are injured every year while performing their everyday responsibilities. And even worse, dozens of workers are killed during the year while on the job. A recent news release from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration stated that three Michigan workers have died due to onsite accidents during August of 2015. These three deaths bring the total number of Michigan worker deaths to 23 for the year.

A pinched nerve can develop because of overuse

Workplace injuries can have a devastating effect on an employee. The injured worker can suddenly find themselves forced to take time off from the job which can then lead to lost wages and potentially even applying for workers' compensation. And, while there are many different types of injuries that a worker can suffer while on the job, a far too common work injury faced by many employees is a pinched nerve.

Corp of Engineers issues notice of unsafe conditions at Soo Locks

Michigan workers know that unsafe working conditions at any job site are an invitation for an injury. Dangerous conditions must be reported to management and taken care of immediately in order to prevent an industrial injury. However, the US Army Corp of Engineers has just been cited for safety violations at a historic site in Michigan.

Can welding fumes cause potential neurological damage?

Welding is an important skill that is highly desired in numerous industries here in Michigan. This ability to join metal together can lead to a very satisfying and well paying career. However, like many jobs, welding may also cause workers' injuries including potential neurological damage. But exactly what kind of neurological damage is associated with welding?

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