Many are surprised to learn that hotels can be a dangerous place to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hotel worker injury rate stands at 5%, making it the highest level of injury among all service industry workers. Hotel room cleaners have substantially higher rates of injury...
A good number of us spend long hours every day sitting in one position in front of a computer screen. While health studies indicating the benefits of being less sedentary may seem like common sense, a closer look at accumulating research shows some interesting and disturbing results. In particular...
In the wake of overwhelming scientific evidence of the long-term damage caused by head injuries, NFL players are increasingly seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Hopefully the NFL will also ramp up measures to protect players from the most serious forms of injury – some of which lead to pe...
Out of 2 billion workers worldwide, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that over 317 million injuries occur each year that require more than four days absence. Moreover, 320,000 people are killed at work each year, although a mere 22,000 of these deaths are reported to the ILO thro...
According to this month’s issue of the American Public Health Association journal, Medical Care, studies of occupational healthcare in Washington indicate that improving medical care for injured workers significantly decreases missed work time. The study was conducted by Dr Thomas Wickizer of Ohio...
A California court of appeals has reversed an earlier decision that sent waves through California’s Workers’ Compensation system. On July 29, the appellate court of California’s 1st District reversed the outcome of the Ogilivie vs. the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, sending the orig...
NECK & BACK INJURIES If a worker has sustained a back injury or neck injury on the job, it is essential that he or she get an accurate diagnosis immediately following the workplace accident to ensure they receive the appropriate medical treatment for a full recovery. Doctors can usually provide...