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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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What Are an Employer’s Duties on Black Friday?

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, an employer has a duty to protect their employees from recognized hazards that could cause serious injuries or death. Some employer responsibilities include providing employees with proper safety training for various situations, actively evaluating workplace conditions and establishing health and safety procedures. These duties should be enhanced on Black Friday when…
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Austin Worker Injured During Trench Collapse

Last month, an Austin worker suffered injuries after a trench collapsed at his worksite. Firefighters rescued the man, whose leg was trapped underneath the trench. The firefighters have a station across the street and were able to respond to the emergency within minutes. According to Austin fire department officials, the worker was repairing a water line when the trench collapsed….
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