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June 2018 Archives

Gradual injuries can develop with wrong lifting techniques

Arizona workers need to learn proper lifting techniques. Whether they are working in offices or the construction, warehousing or transport industry, lifting heavy or awkwardly shaped objects can lead to the development of gradual injuries. The National Safety Council says over 300,000 musculoskeletal injuries like strains, sprains or tears caused workers to lose workdays in 2014.

Safety precautions can prevent a manufacturing accident

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most workplace injuries are preventable. The owners of industrial facilities in Arizona must comply with safety regulations to protect the health and safety of employees. Disregard of safety rules can cause a manufacturing accident with devastating consequences. Collaboration between employers and employees can protect workers and company profits.

Truck driving accidents are not the only hazards truckers face

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says truckers in Arizona and elsewhere face significant safety risks whenever they navigate their big rigs on the busy highways. The health and injury risks they face involve much more than truck driving accidents. Authorities say statistics show that automobile drivers contribute to approximately 70 percent of fatal truck accidents, with speeding cars playing a role in a significant percentage of those fatalities.

Work injury: Hazardous material spillages a problem in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and its Department of Public Safety recently noted that hazardous material spills cause many problems each year. They were involved in cleanups of hazardous materials across the state in 2,000 incidents or accidents from 2007 through 2017. While the environmental consequences of hazardous material spills can be devastating, many result in work injury, and even death.

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