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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,Continue reading

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 onsiteContinue reading

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 byContinue reading

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. Recently, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety HealthContinue reading

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? The main source of potential damage from welding comesContinue reading

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 thisContinue reading

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 towardContinue reading

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 veryContinue reading

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 principlesContinue reading

Are there devices that can help prevent knee injuries on the job?

Knee injuries are a far too common occurrence on many Michigan construction job sites. This is because the knees are one of the most overworked parts of a person’s body and they are engaged countless times every day. Bending or kneeling improperly one too many times can result in a serious work accident that can lead to days away from the job. But are thereContinue reading

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