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Can meditation help with chronic pain?

Sustaining an injury at work can come with numerous lifelong consequences. You may lose your job, have to find employment that accommodates your injury or not be able to work again at all. The ensuing lost wages and medical expenses hurt your finances. Perhaps most challenging is the continuous physical suffering you experience.

Construction trench deaths have doubled

Trenches are a necessary but dangerous element for many types of construction. Occupational Safety and Health Administration numbers show that trench deaths more than doubled in 2016. Sadly, trench accidents are largely preventable if job site supervisors require strict adherence to safety regulations. A cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds, so ignoring trench safety procedures can bring about quick and deadly consequences. For 2018, OSHA has designated improving trench safety a national priority.

OSHA alliance with entertainment industry to continue

Workers in Georgia who are part of the entertainment industry should be aware that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed an alliance with two entertainment industry organizations for an additional five years. Along with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, OSHA will take steps to protect the health and safety of entertainment industry workers.

Anchor points protect workers' safety at heights

Workers in Georgia operating at heights are frequently at risk on the job due to the dangers of falls at industrial sites, construction zones and other properties. There are a number of federal requirements that exist to help prevent dangerous accidents on the job, including regulations for the strength of anchor points used to keep workers and their fall arrest equipment firmly affixed to a protective location.

Former OSHA head urges focus on enforcement

Workers in Georgia are frequently at risk of suffering injuries on the job due to dangerous conditions or the nature of certain industries. Government regulations exist in order to protect workers from unnecessary injuries at the workplace. In fact, the former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration told the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections that non compulsory employer programs have only limited benefits for worker safety.

Can yoga help with back pain?

If you sustain a back injury while on the job, whether from a single incident or from repetitive motions over time, then you want to follow the precise instructions of your doctor. Following these orders increases the chances of having a smoother workers' comp claim.

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