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Workplace injuries in the poultry and meat industries

A lot of work goes into the foods found in our nation’s grocery stores and on our dinner tables. The food industry is a big one in the U.S. and there are a wide range of different food-related jobs held by workers here in Louisiana and the rest of the country.

Suspension injuries in workplace falls

Fall-arrest systems are one of the many types of safety equipment that can be present in a workplace. Such systems can help keep a worker from suffering major impact injuries when they fall from a high height. However, this does not mean that all falls in which a worker is wearing a fall-arrest system and the system “catches” them are injury-free.

Protective eyewear can play a big role in worker safety

On-the-job eye injuries can be quite severe and can have many ramifications. They can require significant medical treatment and could leave a worker with impaired vision. There are many different eye-related hazards that can come up in a workplace. What can workers do to protect themselves from such hazards?

National Ladder Safety Month to kick off tomorrow

Ladders are used in all different kinds of workplaces. So, the range of workers who could potentially suffer ladder accidents on the job is incredibly wide. Such accidents can take a major toll on workers. According to federal data, in 2015, U.S. workers suffered over 20,000 nonfatal injuries in ladder-related incidents at work. The statistics also indicate that such accidents took the lives of over 150 workers that year.

Basic gear to protect against workplace asbestos exposure

Learning that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma can be completely devastating. These illnesses are typically very serious and aggressive; sadly, many victims learn they only have weeks or months to live once they are diagnosed.

Wood chipper mishaps can be devastating

A wood chipper is one of the many pieces of machinery a worker could end up using in connection to their job. Like many pieces of large machinery, wood chippers have aspects that could pose serious dangers. A wood chipper’s sharp blades and powerful nature are two such aspects. Such things make it so mishaps involving wood chippers can cause major injuries for workers, such as amputations.

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