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Should you try to work through pain?

If you have been injured on the job, you may be in pain. Perhaps your back hurts because you got slammed against the wall breaking up a fight between students at school. Maybe your knees ache due to repetitive movements at your janitor job. Whatever the case, you are hurting and afraid of repercussions such as losing your job if you speak up.

Struck-by deaths are more prevalent in the construction industry

Construction work in Georgia is often considered to be extremely dangerous, especially for those who work around high-speed vehicles or on platforms. In fact, the construction industry has the highest number of struck-by deaths out of all U.S. industries. The rate of struck-by accidents has been so prevalent that the Occupational and Safety Health Administration was pushed to come up with a plan to prevent these incidents.

The danger of water pipe repairs

Georgia workers who routinely work with water pipes should know that researchers at Purdue University believe that a commonly used method to repair water pipes is not as safe as originally believed. According to the researchers, the cured-in-place pipe repair method releases dangerous chemicals in the air that can harm not only workers but also the general public and the environment.

Fatal work accident at hay farm under investigation

While the following story happened outside the country, it still has some details that are worth discussing regardless of where it occurred. National boundaries do not prevent work accidents from happening, nor will they save someone from a fatal work accident.

Does yoga really help a bad back?

Yoga has been around a long time. About 5,000 years to be relatively exact. Begun in India as a stretching and mindfulness exercise before one sat to mediate, it first became widely known in the US in 1893. 

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