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September 2013 Archives

Occupational diseases still a challenge for Arizona workers


Many workers here in Arizona seek workers' compensation for on-the-job injuries suffered during the course of work. However, the workers' compensation system also allows compensation for occupational illnesses. In many cases, the types of dangers that lead to such diseases are well known, and employers and even government agencies will work to reduce the risk. Unfortunately, these actions aren't always as effective as they should be, and workers can still suffer the consequences.

Marshmallow factory worker injured on conveyor belt


Many Arizonans know about Peeps, a marshmallow candy that is especially popular around Easter. These marshmallows, along with several other popular types of candy, are manufactured at a factory in a state outside of Arizona, and the workers there spend their time preparing this candy for the public's enjoyment.

Industrial Workers' accident at marshmallow factory


Many Arizonans know about Peeps, a marshmallow candy that is especially popular around Easter. These marshmallows, along with several other popular types of candy, are manufactured at a factory in a state outside of Arizona, and the workers there spend their time preparing this candy for the public's enjoyment.

Fatigue leading cause of workplace injuries at office


Many Arizonans work in office environments where they may think themselves unlikely to suffer a serious workplace injury. However, the director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety reminds all Arizona workers and employers, including those working in an office environment, that they need to prepare themselves to help a colleague who has been hurt at work by an unexpected accident or an overlooked office hazard. With 50 people in this country being injured at work each minute, preparation can be the key in preventing a mishap from escalating into a serious injury or illness.

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