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Injuries common among restaurant and food service workers

If you make your living working in a Minnesota restaurant or food service environment, you may know all too well how common aches, pains and other injuries are for those in your line of work. Many of the injuries common among restaurant and food service workers are the same industrywide, meaning you face similar dangers, regardless of whether you work in a drive-thru window or a fine dining restaurant.

3 common causes of truck driver injuries

As a truck driver, you are essential to the American economy. Without your hard work, people would not be able to enjoy the accessibility of various consumer goods and groceries that they take for granted. You make a lot of sacrifices for your job. Not only do you spend days or weeks at a time away from your friends and family, but you are also put at risk of an on-the-job accident.

3 tips for lifting properly at work

Whether you realize it or not, you probably lift throughout the day when you are at work. You may lift small items or entire people, depending on your line of work. Health care, industrial and office workers are all susceptible to injuries resultant of improper lifting. If workers understand how to lift properly, they may easily prevent many of these incidents and avoid injury.

Occupational hazards faced by today’s nurses

If you make your living working as a nurse, other people count on you regularly to see to it that they stay as healthy as possible. Regrettably, however, your role as a nurse exposes you to injuries and hardships of your own, with nurses, per the National Center for Biotechnology Information, typically reporting higher-than-average instances of job-related injuries and illnesses.

Is a safety violation making your work site dangerous?

You probably already know that the construction industry is a dangerous one to work in. Every year, according to statistics from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, thousands of construction workers in Minnesota and across the country die or sustain serious injuries on the job. Despite the precautions you take to keep yourself and others safe at your work site, you might be at risk from safety violations.

How to protect yourself from heat illness on the job

As an outdoor laborer in any industry, one of the hazards you face in the summertime is heat illness. Even when the temperature is moderate, being out in the sun for long stretches of time while wearing heavy protective gear can cause you to overheat quickly. You may experience heat rash, stroke or exhaustion.

Injury rates high among food processing workers

As someone who works in the food-processing industry, your risk of suffering an on-the-job injury exceeds that of others who work in non-food-related manufacturing roles. Per Business Insurance, the injury rate for those in other manufacturing roles is about 4.3 injuries for every 100 full-time workers while, for food-processing workers, the injury rate rises to five injuries for every 100 full-time employees.

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