[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_27139" align="alignnone" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Canan turan[/caption] Workplace safety issues affect all workers, regardless of their age, the industry in which they work, or the language they speak. The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&...
[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...
[caption id="attachment_23581" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/JillianCain[/caption] Workers’ compensation officials in Amazon's home state of Washington have proposed creating a new risk category for employees at the company’s highly-automated warehouses, who have rep...
[caption id="attachment_22987" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/sinology[/caption] Janitors are an indispensable part of the workforce. But they often don’t get the credit they deserve. A recent report from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)...
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...
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...