Safety and OSHA News

Was carpal tunnel caused by driving truck, extreme obesity or both?

A former truck driver was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Should he receive workers’ comp benefits? The question comes down to what caused his carpal tunnel: work or weighing 500 pounds?  [Read more…]

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What caused his hernia: Work injury or obesity?

Experts say with more obese adults in the U.S., workplace injuries are likely to increase. However, obesity itself is sometimes the sole cause of an injury. Which one happened in this case?  [Read more…]

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Top 10 occupations prone to obesity

Studies have shown overweight workers are more likely to be injured. With that in mind, take a look at the results of one state’s survey to determine which occupations are most likely to have obese workers. [Read more…]

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Weighing comp claims: Obese workers cost much more

Those extra pounds mean extra dollars when it comes to workers’ comp claims — a lot of extra dollars.  [Read more…]

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Would workplace safety benefit from wellness programs?

Want fewer injuries at work? Perhaps your company should encourage employees to join weight loss and exercise programs. [Read more…]

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