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Does turmeric relieve pain?

If you are dealing with persistent pain due to a workplace injury, you may be looking for new ways to relieve it. Perhaps aspirin and ice packs are not cutting it anymore. One nutritional supplement you may be considering is turmeric. Turmeric is a spice that many people use to treat joint pain, arthritis and headaches.

How fatigue impacts workers

According to the National Safety Council, 69 percent of workers are fatigued while on the job. However, workers in Georgia and throughout the country have different views compared to their employers as to how fatigue impacts them. While 90 percent of employers that took part in a national survey believed fatigue was a problem, only 72 percent of employees thought that his was the case.

Most common injuries coal miners experience

The coal mining profession stands as a cornerstone of the nation. However, it is a dangerous industry where many workers suffer catastrophic injuries every year. Although the total number of deaths related to coal mining reached a record low in 2016, it suddenly surged back up in 2017. While employers have made progress, there is still much work to do to prevent any deaths whatsoever in the industry. 

OSHA's National Emphasis Program for trenching updated

Construction workers in Georgia should know that more and more people are dying in trenching and excavation procedures. Between 2011 and 2016, OSHA reported 130 such fatalities with 49 percent of them occurring between 2015 and 2016. In response, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated the National Emphasis Program regarding trenching and excavation.

Complying with OSHA's lockout-tagout rules

There are many employers in Georgia and across the U.S. who do not properly understand OSHA's lockout-tagout rule for industrial equipment. The rule focuses on servicing and maintenance as well as any production activity where protective guards and other safety devices must be bypassed. It especially complements OSHA's machine guarding rule with the latter protecting employees during normal operations.

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