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3 common reasons manufacturing employees get hurt

If you work in manufacturing, you know how strenuous and dangerous your work can be. Your job requires you to work with hazardous materials, heavy equipment and loud noises all the time. Staying safe in a factory or warehouse job may prove to be difficult, especially if your employer does not take the necessary precautions to protect you.

Over 100,000 manufacturing employees get hurt on the job every year. But what exactly is causing so many injuries? Here are some of the top reasons you may suffer an injury while manufacturing.

Top 3 retail workplace hazards for young workers

If you work in retail, you know it can be a stressful and demanding job. However, you may not be aware that there are unique hazards in the retail industry that put you at risk of injuries. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that approximately 23,000 young retail workers miss work due to retail workplace injuries

To avoid a retail accident, it is important to know some facts and follow safety tips. Read below to learn how you can recognize retail hazards and prevent workplace injuries.

Top 3 causes of restaurant fires

The food services industry has a unique risk for fires. Fire hazards can cause serious burns, sometimes lead to death. If you work in a restaurant, it is imperative you know about the most common causes of restaurant fires. 

Identifying fire hazards and understanding safety measures is key for avoiding and preventing these dangerous events. Below is an overview of the primary fire dangers in commercial kitchens. 

Workplace heat exposure can lead to heat stress, illness

If you work outside, in a kitchen or in any number of other environments where high temperatures are often the norm, you run the risk of developing heat-related stresses and illnesses. Depending on your profession and whether you work indoors or outdoors, the threat may become even more severe during the summer months.

To reduce your chances of suffering a heat-related illness or injury on the job, it is important to identify your risk factors and attempt to minimize them wherever possible.

Can a workplace accident cause post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder may often come to mind when you think of soldiers coming back from battle, but what you may not realize is that PTSD can be a severe reaction to any type of stressful or traumatic situation. Everything from child abuse to the death of a loved one to an accident at the workplace can result in a condition that makes it difficult to function in everyday life. As many symptoms of PTSD relate to the place the incident occurred, it may be hard to earn a paycheck if the traumatic event happened at work.

What are some of the most deadly jobs in the United States?

Not all jobs are created equally when it comes to safety. For example, the inherent nature of work such as construction lends itself to higher risks of injury and death, but strict safety standards can help minimize the dangers. Here's a look at some of the most deadly jobs in America.

Safety tips for operating a forklift

Operating heavy equipment can result in injuries when workplaces and operators fail to take safety precautions. Forklifts, in particular, can be dangerous if not handled properly, causing as many as 100,000 injuries every year. While some types of precautions need to be implemented by supervisors, others depend on forklift operators themselves.

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