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November 2012 Archives

Crash kills two construction workers on expansion project

Residents of Florida are no strangers to construction. Despite this, construction accidents hurt workers on a regular basis, sometimes involving vehicles that are not part of the construction projects. Other states are familiar with this, as well; construction is an industry that is riddled with workplace injuries. People should remember that when they complain about the minor inconveniences that road construction causes.

BLS releases new report on workplace injuries

A recently released report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics may be relevant to workers in Florida. The data in the report details workplace injuries across several industries and indicates that an increase has been seen in days taken away from work by musculoskeletal injuries.

New technology gives man his hand back

When one man lost the lower part of his right arm in 2006, he became depressed. His life had been changed forever, and it was due to a factory accident that involved an industrial blender used in the smelting of metals. The father of one worked at the plant for some time before the accident took his arm and made him unable to contribute in ways that he had done before.

Report released on workplace injury and illness rates

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report indicating the rate of injury and illness among the American workforce. According to the report, injury and illness rates for 2011 in both the public and private sectors remained relatively unchanged from 2010. This may mean that workplace accidents are happening at a similar rate but efforts focusing on industries prone to injury and decreases in the injury rates of those industries may speak to the contrary.

Temporary hires near holidays may increase workplace injury risk

Many workplaces in Florida are preparing for that time of the year again: the holiday season. This is the busiest time of year for many companies in America, as it requires a massive amount of preparation and maintenance to keep consumers happy with the amount of product being created and supplied. Because of this temporary spike in demand, many companies hire temporary workers to meet the increased demands of the job. Some experts believe that this can lead to an increased risk of workplace injury due to the inexperience of these employees who are new and will not be with the company very long.

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