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Understanding the heat-related illnesses that can affect workers - II

In a previous post, we began discussing how even though most of us are welcoming the return of 80- and 90-plus degree days with open arms, it's nevertheless important to remember that these elevated temperatures can present a very real threat to wellbeing of outdoor workers, including those who earn a living in landscaping, agriculture, construction, and oil and gas.

Are employers sacrificing workplace safety to meet earnings expectations?

You don't need to have a doctorate in economics or a master's degree in business administration to know that the primary objective of any private sector enterprise is to turn a profit in a given year. As painfully obvious as this is, what might not be quite so obvious is the method that organizations use to determine their annual financial success.

Understanding the heat-related illnesses that can affect workers

While most view the Memorial Day holiday weekend as a time for both remembrance and relaxation, it's important not to forget that it also serves as the unofficial start of summer, meaning it won't be long until the temperature starts to rise.

CSU study: Is cannabis work dangerous?

The massive growth of the cannabis industry in Colorado has led to the creation of cannabis-related jobs throughout the state. But how safe are these jobs? Due to the recent rise of the industry, data about the health and safety of workers in cannabis-related jobs has been hard to come by.

Study: Colorado's cannabis industry in need of work safety overhaul

While it may seem hard to believe, it's now been over four years since voters passed Colorado Amendment 64, the historic measure legalizing the personal use of marijuana by adults 21 and over, and calling for the drug to be cultivated, sold and regulated in a similar manner to alcohol.

Biggest problem areas for workplace safety in 2016

Far too many employers fall short when it comes to ensuring the safety of their workers. Whether due to concerns about costs, misunderstandings of what's required, shortcomings in administrative systems or sheer ignorance, these lapses leave workers facing unnecessary dangers. In many high-risk industries, even a seemingly minor infraction can be a life-or-death matter.

Study finds tattoo artists at an elevated risk of work injuries

In the not-so-distant past, there was something of a cultural stigma attached to the idea of tattoos, such that they were considered to be outside the norm. Fast forward to the present, however, and societal attitudes have shifted considerably, something evidenced by the fact that roughly one in three Americans has a tattoo.

Workers urged to consider their eye-related wellbeing during March

While most of us associate the month of March with the much-welcomed end of another long winter and, of course, Saint Patrick's Day, a prominent medical association wants us to start associating it with an important health issue: prevention of work-related eye injuries.

Who Is Most At Risk For Workplace Injuries?

Whether your job is dangerous or not, there is always the chance that you could be hurt or become ill due to workplace conditions. But many jobs pose only a low risk of such a thing happening, while others are much more likely to lead to a workplace injury. While you may have some ideas about which jobs create this additional danger, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has collected data so that we don't have to just guess, we can know exactly which workers are most likely to be harmed at work.

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