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Steps to employ when lifting a heavy object on the job

Lifting an oversized or heavy object occurs every day on most Michigan work sites. And, far too many times, workers injure themselves while performing this task. Proper lifting techniques can help prevent a work accident, but unfortunately, too many workers still do not practice the proper way to lift or have not been given the proper lifting instructions. So here are some basic steps to take when lifting on the job.

What are the signs and symptoms of a rotator cuff injury?

The group of muscles and tendons that connect to the bones of the shoulder joint on both the left and right side of the body are known as the rotator cuffs. They allow the shoulders to move and hold the top part of the arm bone to the shoulder blade. The rotator cuff tendons actually go under a bony shoulder area on the way to the arm bone.

Lifting at work, hazardous for Saginaw employees

Bodies break down. No matter how diligent we are about staying in shape and avoiding injuries, eventually our hard work catches up with us. Across the Saginaw area, hardworking Michiganders are realizing the effects of years of lifting heavy objects. From rotator cuff tears to lower back injuries, repetitive motions day after day can add up to a serious injury.

Workplace repetitive motion injuries not unique to Michigan

This blog regularly reports on workplace accidents and workers' compensation issues in Michigan. Michigan, though, is not the only state which must confront issues involving unsafe working environments, repetitive motions injuries, or accidents on the job. It is a national issue that transcends borders and is experienced by every state in the union.

Saginaw area mental health workers need protection

Many people honor police officers, firefighters and members of the military - and rightfully so -- for putting their lives on the line when they go to work every day. One line of work that many people may not associate with being dangerous, is working in a mental health care facility. Michigan mental health care employees may be exposed to violence in the workforce similar to other risky jobs. Whether a person's job requires repetitive motions that unreasonably strain the body, or an employee is exposed to a dangerous situation, employers must do everything possible ensure workers' safety.

Workers Compensation Claim Costs Being Examined in Michigan

The Workers Compensation Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts recently released a study showing that Michigan and just 15 other states account for 60% of the workers comp benefit payments in the United States. Notably absent from the study were high population states like California and New York. The staggering percentage was attributed, rather, to the lack of restrictions on medical treatment pricing.

Workplace accidents one the decline for one Michigan company

The federal labor board recently issued statistics estimating that more than 3 million non-fatal workplace accidents occurred last year in the private sector. This figure amounts to approximately 3.4 accidents per 100 full-time workers. Michigan was not immune, suffering its fair share of incidents, mostly in the manufacturing industry. The injury types ranged from back injuries tied to lifting, all the way to burns caused by explosions.

Health care workers exposed to dangerous chemicals, lack training

Working with hazardous chemicals can be very dangerous, and workers exposed to hazardous chemicals have a higher risk of being a victim of occupational exposure and injuries in the workplace. Did you know that health care workers often work with hazardous chemicals and may be at risk for being injured? 

From offices in Saginaw, Michigan, Burns Law provides legal services for clients in Saginaw County, Isabella County, Bay County, Tuscola County, Huron County, Genesee County, Shiawassee County and the surrounding areas, including communities such as Flint, Grand Rapids, Bay City, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Lansing, Cadillac, Kentwood, Forest Hills and Ionia.