[caption id="attachment_35363" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/dragana991[/caption] As millions of American workers have shifted to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapists are noticing a new class of injuries associated with long hours in t...
[caption id="attachment_24573" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/J. Michael Jones[/caption] Washington state regulators received no formal comment from Amazon.com Inc. during public hearings on a proposal to create a new insurance risk category for the e-commerce compan...
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 inju...
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 particul...
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 perm...
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...