Data reveals nearly 500 Michigan work-related amputations a year

The loss of a finger, toe, hand or foot is potentially devastating for any worker and will often result in permanent disability. Unfortunately, according to some recent government statistics, Michigan workers continue to suffer more amputation injuries than other workers in the nation. The most recent data from the Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan State University indicates that in 2012 there were 491Continue reading

How can Michigan industries reduce workplace noise?

When one thinks of workplace injuries, everything from falls to repetitive stress injuries may come to mind. But one common industrial injury is often overlooked. Hearing loss caused by excessive noise is a real issue for many industries in Michigan. But are there steps employers can take to help reduce this problem? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, workers should notContinue reading

Workers’ compensation benefits available in Michigan

When Michigan workers are injured on the job they are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits in order to help them and their families. But they may not be aware of all of the benefits that are available to them through this system. This post will explore some of the basic benefits that are available to injured Michigan workers through the state’s workers’ compensation program. AnContinue reading

Federal agency urges steps to avoid construction vehicle injuries

Michigan construction workers know that vehicles operating on a worksite can present safety hazards. Here is some basic information about how to avoid a serious accident around a construction vehicle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly half of all fatal workplace injuries from 2003 to 2010 were caused by a vehicle striking a worker. To cut down on these numbers, the National InstituteContinue reading