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May 2018 Archives

Preventing electrical accidents on the job

Countless Minnesota employees wake up to a work day that revolves around electricity. A crucial part of today's world, the use of electricity has become second-nature for most Americans. Despite this familiarity, electrical accidents are common, and can result in severe injuries and even death. What is the root cause of most electrical accidents, and what can employees who work with this powerful form of energy do to prevent mishaps?

Why are nursing facility workers prone to injury?

Nursing home workers, skilled nursing facility employees and other nursing facility workers get injured on the job at high rates. In fact, as far as state-run workplaces go, nursing facilities rank at the top for being the most injury-prone. About 8.8 per 100 nursing facility employees get injured or ill, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In one way, this makes sense. After all, a lot of resident lifting is involved, and many nursing homes lack a reputation for training their personnel well or for having robust staffing levels.

How long will it take you to recover from your back injury?

If you have been injured on the job while working in Minnesota, you may have to take time off in order to recover. This is especially true for back injuries, which can affect all other areas of your body, severely impeding your movements and ability to perform manual tasks. But just how much work can you expect to miss?

Most common workplace safety standard violations

In Minnesota and across the nation, there are many safety standards in place. These exist in order to keep workers from being harmed while on the job. However, there are many safety violations that occur at jobs all across the board, potentially putting the lives and well-being of workers at risk.

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