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Warehouse accidents and injuries are often preventable

More than 145,000 people work in warehouses in Georgia and around the country according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and figures from the workplace safety agency reveal that they are more likely to be killed while on the job than workers in other industries. Warehouse workers may lose their lives or suffer injuries when forklift trucks are used recklessly or heavy products are stacked precariously, but this kind of accident may be prevented by comprehensive safety training, regular inspections and diligent oversight.

Mental health and risk of work injuries for women

Many women in Georgia will experience depression or anxiety at some point during their lives. New research from the Colorado School of Public Health suggests that women who have experienced depression, anxiety or fatigue may face an increased risk of suffering from work-related injuries.

What employers think about workplace safety plans

Employers in Georgia and throughout the country may have safety plans that don't necessarily align with employee needs. This was one of the takeaways from a Rave Mobile Safety study of 530 workers. Of those who responded to the survey, only 37 percent said that their company has a mass text message system in place if there is an emergency situation. In most cases, only those who work on remote job sites receive alerts by text.

EMS worker safety the focus of new guidelines

Paramedics are prone to work-related fatigue, which in turn makes them vulnerable to accidents. Research shows that half of EMS workers get less than six hours of sleep a day, while more than half report low sleep quality and poor recovery between shifts. EMS workers in Georgia and across the nation will be pleased to know, then, that guidelines are being created to address this issue.

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