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June 2022

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What Is OSHA’s Fatal Four?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets regulations that help protect workers in the United States from injury and death. However, every job comes with risks.  OSHA has identified the four main accidents that contribute to the highest number of workplace deaths: falls; being struck by an object; electrocutions; and being caught in or

Asbestos in the Workplace

Asbestos exposure can be very dangerous and lead to serious, often terminal diseases. Construction and manufacturing companies widely used this mineral for years before its side effects were discovered.  While workplaces have taken steps to remove asbestos from their buildings and products, many employees are exposed to this mineral at work. If you encountered asbestos

What Is a CTE Brain Injury?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a brain disease that affects people who have suffered from repeated traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), particularly among people who play sports. CTE is a progressive disease and does result in death. If you or a loved one suffered a CTE brain injury, you could experience serious physical, emotional, and financial

Hearing Loss in the Workplace – Ototoxicity

It’s no secret that workers are at risk of injury and illness on the job. However, workplace injuries can extend far beyond carpal tunnel syndrome or back pain. In some cases, employees suffer hearing loss due to repeated exposure to substances known as ototoxicants.  Workers in many industries are likely to come into contact with