People don't go to nursing school with the expectation that they'll be the victims of gang violence, threats and other crime every day at work. However, for many nurses working in inner city hospitals, that's their reality.
It may not be something you think about often, but an ACL injury could occur when you least expect it. For example, if you work in the construction injury, you could tear your ACL by stepping off a ladder the wrong way or falling into a hole (and that's just two examples).
A study released by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) suggests that, in 2016 alone, at least 5,190 workers died on the job. This marked an increase of more than 350 over the previous year. According to this statistic, this would mean that some 150 workers lose their lives on the job on a daily basis here in the United States.
When it comes to power tool safety, it's easy to overlook what you should and shouldn't be doing. This is particularly true if you have many years experience with a certain tool.
It doesn't matter where you work or how cautious you are, there could come a point when you are part of a workplace accident. Depending on the type of accident, there's a possibility it could result in a serious injury.
As an office worker, it's easy to assume that you'll never suffer a workplace injury. After all, you aren't taking part in any strenuous or physical activity (most of the time, at least).
Workers who are employed in the tree-care industry put their lives at risk every day in United States. They regularly risk being struck by falling limbs, getting an arm caught in a stump grinding machine, being electrocuted, slipping or falling from ridiculous heights. As many as 80 tree-care workers die each year in the U.S. alone.
For many people, using a ladder is a way of life during their workday. Does this sound familiar?
A Beaver County plumber has been sentenced to probation for his role in a trench collapse that led to the death of a young man.
Since car accidents are one of the main ways Americans are hurt year in and year out, you can imagine that any profession that puts you behind the wheel is a serious risk. The sheer level of exposure to potential accidents means even safe, responsible drivers could be injured or killed.