Don’t Force It: Avoiding Overexertion Injuries at Work

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Overexertion, a leading cause of workplace injury, accounts for about 25 percent of workers’ compensation claims every year. These injuries cost U.S. businesses $13.7 billion in 2018, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.


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Positive Safety Cultures: Why Every Business Should Build One

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When we discuss safety in the workplace, what comes to mind? Construction? Manufacturing? Transportation and Shipping? While some industries inherently have a greater safety risk than others, hazards exist in all workplaces, even your typical...

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Safe Workplaces Keep Workforces and Bottom Lines Healthy

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Providing a safe workplace is not only required by law; it’s the right thing to do and makes good business sense, too. Still, accidents happen. Workplace injuries hurt both employees and employers, in different ways. Physical well-being is the...

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Workplace Violence: Most Active Shooter Incidents Occur at Work

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Last Friday morning, on May 31, 2019, DeWayne Craddock informed his bosses via email he was resigning from his career as an engineer for Virginia Beach’s municipal government, where he tended the water and sewer system for the past 15 years. But...

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Tornado Preparedness in the Workplace: Keeping Employees Safe


The past few weeks, the weather in the Midwest has been dominated by severe storms, including heavy downpours, flooding, large hail, strong winds, and damaging tornadoes. And what’s worse, it appears to just keep coming. Last week alone, dozens...

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Ask the Expert: What OSHA’s Big Budget Increase Means for Businesses

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After years of a relatively level budget and a gradual decline in compliance and safety and health officers, news broke earlier this month about a significant budget increase for OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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MLB Opening Day 2019: Stadium Safety Tips

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It’s that time of year again —  who’s ready for some baseball? MLB Opening Day is tomorrow, Thursday, March 28, with 30 MLB teams playing, including our beloved boys in blue, the Kansas City Royals. If you’re heading to the K to see the Royals...

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Working in Extreme Cold Conditions: Tips to Prevent Hypothermia

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From blizzards to snow and ice, we can’t seem to catch much of a break from extreme winter weather conditions in Kansas City this year. And now we can add dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills to the growing list of winter weather woes. A...

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Ask the Expert: Medical Marijuana and Workplace Safety

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Missouri Amendment 2 passed on Election Day 2018, legalizing the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients, and making Missouri one of 33 states having passed legislation permitting its use. It’s likely employers won’t see their first...

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'Tis the Season for Safe Holiday Lighting Tips

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Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and most of us would probably agree. It’s the time of year we hang our stockings by the chimney with care and string twinkling lights on our trees. Christmas music lifts our spirits and wonderful...

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