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Workplace noise can be a cause of heart disease

Risks in the workplace can sometimes come from unexpected sources for workers in Georgia and across the United States. For example, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study recently noted that noisy, loud workplaces are often responsible for employees having high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Both conditions pose a major risk for cardiovascular disease, the major killer of people across the United States. These findings mean that loud noise can be a health risk in the workplace to far more than just workers' ears.

Broad enforcement helps keep workers safe

Employers in Georgia and throughout the country may have voluntary work safety standards that they enforce. However, the former head of OSHA said that they were not an adequate replacement for enforcement standards set by the agency itself. He reasoned that these standards improved worker safety standards and practices in the greatest number of workplaces. Furthermore, employers tend to follow those standards even when the agency isn't inspecting their premises.

Reducing fatigue in the EMS industry

Because emergency medical service workers are so prone to fatigue, there has been a call for new guidelines to address the situation. The goal is to improve working conditions and safety for both EMS professionals and patients throughout Georgia and the U.S.

Coal mining deaths nearly double from 2016 to 2017

Some Georgia workers might be interested to learn that coal mining deaths significantly increased around the country in 2017 to 15 from an all-time low of eight in 2016. However, the number still remained under 20 for the fourth year in a row after hitting 20 each year from 2011 to 2013. In 1966, there were more than 200 coal mining deaths, and 100 years ago, there were more than 2,000 annually. The drop in deaths has been attributed both to improved safety and fewer coal mining jobs.

OSHA report reveals increase in worker fatalities

Every year, thousands of workers throughout Georgia and the rest of the U.S. are injured or killed while on the job. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the rate of workplace fatalities increased sharply in 2016.

Outdoor workers face health concerns during the colder months

Working outdoors in Georgia can be difficult no matter what the weather is like, but during the colder months, outdoor workers face potentially life-threatening conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, released studies that show exposed skin, even with no wind present, can actually freeze within one minute in -20°F temperatures. As wind speeds pick up, this threshold lessens considerably.

Keeping the workplace safe for workers of all ages

Georgia workers may be aware that more and more employees are putting off retirement and working longer. While the traditional retirement age is 60 or 65, many individuals who are 70 or 75 are still working due to financial or other reasons. This can present a challenge for employers who have to present or deliver safety information in a way that all employees can understand.

Preventing falls in a warehouse

Georgia employers should make worker safety a top priority and enforce safety rules at all times. Doing so could prevent injuries or deaths in the workplace. One warehouse worker died after he fell from a pallet that was 7 feet off of the ground. He had been elevated by a forklift to a storage rack that was roughly 8 feet above a concrete floor.

OSHA focusing on struck-by deaths in construction industry

Construction workers in Georgia and across the nation face significant workplace hazards. Over 800 construction workers died between 2011 and 2015 when objects or vehicles struck them on the job, according to data collected by the Center for Construction Research and Training. Nonfatal struck-by accidents occur at nearly twice the rate within the construction industry compared to other occupations. To increase awareness of the problem, the Occupational and Safety Health Administration added information about these hazards to its Focus Four campaign.

Common water pipe repair method could be hazardous

According to research, a procedure that is commonly used to repair water pipes in Georgia and around the country may not be as safe for workers as previously thought. It is called the cured-in-place method and involves placing a resin-impregnated fabric tube into the damaged pipe and curing it. The curing part of the method usually involves pressurized steam, hot water or ultraviolet light.

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