Monthly Archives: February 2018

What is an Occupational Disease?

An occupational disease refers to a chronic health condition that was caused by your employment. Your job duties or work environment could contribute to the development of an occupational disease. Occupational diseases may include: Silicosis: You could develop symptoms of silicosis after being exposed to silica dust for an extended period. Silicosis is lung scarring caused by breathing in silica…
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Boat Accident on Lake Austin Causes Two Injuries and One Death

A boat accident on Lake Austin last month caused two injuries and one death. On January 23, police were called to the scene of the accident after receiving reports that two boats were involved in a head-on collision. First responders were able to locate two men involved in the accident, but a third was missing. One of the men involved…
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Do Nurses Have Higher Rates of Musculoskeletal Injuries?

Nurses are responsible for providing some of the most important patient care functions in hospitals. Although they may have dozens of job duties, nurses are often required to pick up and move patients. Therefore, nurses have higher rates of musculoskeletal injuries than other occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that nurses suffer three times as many musculoskeletal injuries as…
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