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The top hazards that construction workers face

The hazardous nature of the construction industry should be well known to employees and employers alike in Missouri. OSHA has stated that in 2016, there were over 1,000 construction-related deaths; moreover, about 60 percent of those deaths could have been prevented with the right training and equipment. The following are the top five hazards that construction workers face and how they can be mitigated.

Important tips for driving a forklift safely

Working in an industrial or warehouse environment requires a special skill set, but it requires a special knowledge of safety, too. There are many risks in this type of workplace that may not be present elsewhere, so learning them and taking preventative action is essential to avoiding unnecessary injuries. The following four tips can help you be conscientious when you operate a forklift and minimize some of the most common risks it involves.

Report on concussions: Three important findings

Medical advances have given us the opportunity to learn more about how the brain works. One realization in recent years is the vast impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Studies have brought attention to the fact that these injuries are more dangerous than we once thought.

New OSHA rule: Did your employer report all injuries as required?

When you work in a manufacturing facility, personal safety is on the top of your mind. Moreover, you would think that with all the alarms, warning lights and guards in place on the equipment, that you are working in as safe an environment as is possible under the circumstances. Unfortunately, many employees find themselves in a different situation.

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