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Can benzene exposure at work lead to health issues?

Many of the materials that Americans use are made using the colorless liquid benzene. This liquid is flammable, but it is used to manufacture detergents, pesticides, plastics, rubbers, drugs, lubricants, dyes and other items. Workers who are exposed to benzene can suffer from negative health effects because of that exposure.

Improper scaffold construction puts workers at risk

Working on a scaffold introduces challenges that might otherwise be easily avoided. Can you safely work with heavy equipment in such a confined space? Was the scaffold constructed properly? Were you provided the proper safety gear? The very fact that these questions need to be asked illustrates the danger you are facing.

MA workers' compensation insurance companies want more money

Workers' compensation laws are designed to protect both employers and workers. Employers are protected from going through lawsuits while workers are supposed to promptly receive compensation to cover the costs of injuries from on-the-job accidents. In theory, this system works well. In reality, receiving the compensation you are entitled to can be a challenge.

Construction workers at increased risk of suffering TBIs

From working atop ladders and scaffolding to digging in trenches and ditches, in addition to being physically demanding, construction work is also incredibly dangerous. In fact, the construction industry is consistently ranked as being among the top 10 most dangerous professions and falls are by far the leading cause of death and injury among construction workers.

Why you shouldn't ignore that tingling or numbing sensation in your hands

On a daily basis, it's nearly impossible to count the number of times we use our hands. From buttoning up a shirt and grasping the steering wheel to opening a door and typing on a keyboard, people often take the use of their hands for granted. This is a reality that individuals who develop a debilitating condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome know all too well as they experience firsthand how difficult it can be to complete even simple and routine tasks without the full use of their hands and wrists.

Avoiding deadly forklift accidents

Whether you work in a warehouse, on a factory dock or spend your days loading and unloading semi-trucks, driving a forklift is as common a task as packing your lunch. Did you realize, however, that accidents involving forklifts often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries?

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