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Working Conditions and Heat Stress

May 17, 2015

The public best knows cases of heat stress when they are fatal. These devastating stories are publicized and remind us to watch our exertion in the hot sun and monitor our fluid intake. Heat stress, however, can appear in several forms and from a number of…

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Work Injuries: Your Health is in Your Hands

April 22, 2015

Many people are taught to power through pain and discomfort to do what it takes to get a job done. There is a difference, though, between work ethic and ruining a career. Both accrued and traumatic injuries can lead to not only losing the job you’re…

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The Nursing Field

March 8, 2015

Most occupations pose some risk of muscular injury or dysfunction. Depending on the job, employers may be at risk of anything from back injuries to repetitive strain injuries. Job duties that are more physical come with more detrimental risks. When thinking of the most common and…

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Your Job and Lower Back Pain

January 8, 2015

A common misconception about work-related injury is that it only happens in jobs that require heavy manual labor, like construction and freight handling. The truth is that there are so many factors affecting the musculoskeletal system that nearly every occupation poses some risk of injury. The correlation…

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