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March 2015 Archives

How employers can address fall hazards during construction

Many construction workers in Oklahoma and around the country die annually from falls that occur while they are erecting exterior and interior walls in residential structures. Employers can help to reduce falls and increase safety at the workplace by taking precautionary steps in addressing these workplace hazards.

More workers injured after daylight saving time change

Oklahoma workers and employers may want to exercise caution in the days following the daylight saving time change each year. Studies have shown that the annual springtime ritual, which took place on March 8 this year, could lead to an increase in work-related injuries.

New tech for old backs

Oklahoma employees may be interested in learning more about how wearable technology may be able to help improve workplace safety. A new device has been developed that could help warehouse workers avoid throwing out their backs while performing functions necessary for their job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that over 100,000 workplace injuries were attributable to lowering or lifting objects and boxes during 2013. One company has already developed a back brace equipped with technology capable of detecting the muscles being used when the body is attempting to lift an object.

Nail gun injuries in the construction industry

Construction workers in Oklahoma often use nail guns as part of their josb. Although these tools are excellent for speeding up certain tasks, they can also be dangerous when used incorrectly. According to data compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nail gun injuries result in 37,000 emergency room visits every year.

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