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February 2017 Archives

Leave back belts at the gym

For decades, workers in all occupations have relied on back belts for support while doing heavy lifting or other strenuous work. The theory behind the back belt is that it reduces the force on your spine when you lift or pull and reminds you to lift properly to avoid injuring your back.

Establishing a culture that keeps employees safe on the roads

Reduced prices in gas will likely fuel significant increases in road travel in 2017. More motor vehicles on the road mean a greater possibility of collisions. Businesses with employees who travel as part of their jobs must take necessary steps to ensure their safety.

Bouncing back from a back injury

If you're one of the many Oklahoma workers who have suffered a back injury on the job, you are likely well aware of the various challenges associated with recovery. Even a minor lower back injury can cause substantial pain and keep you from being able to carry out the most basic daily tasks. One mistake many recovering back injury victims make is trying to do too much too soon.

Has your employer met OSHA requirements?

No matter what type of work you do in Oklahoma, it's always nice if you happen to enjoy it. It's also a perk if you get along well with your co-workers and employer. There are challenges with every job, however, and what's typically crucial toward finding agreeable solutions is being able to address the matter at-hand in an open, amicable manner. When it comes to workplace safety, a problematic issue may put you or your colleagues' well-being in jeopardy. So, it's important for your employer to take such things seriously.

A distracted driving accident whodunit

According to the most recent statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the percentage of drivers distracted by their phones while driving increased from 1.7 percent in 2013 to 2.2 percent in 2014. Since 2007, drivers age 16 to 24 have been observed manipulating electronic devices at higher rates than older drivers have.

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