202004.22
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Beginning a new job and the risk of an injury

On the one hand, starting a new job is often very exciting and opens up new opportunities. At the same time, this also presents challenges for many people, from stress and sleep loss to adjusting to new schedules. For many reasons, beginning a new job is difficult and even potentially dangerous, in some instances.  Many…

202004.08
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The link between firefighting and cancer

Most modern professions are dangerous in some way or another, but today’s firefighters face especially hazardous work environments that place them at risk for a wide range of work-related injuries and illnesses. If you count yourself among those who make your living working as a firefighter, it is important that you understand how your profession…

202003.24
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How damaging are repetitive stress injuries?

Minnesota workers like you often do the same tasks every day. Maybe you are a secretary who spends time answering phone calls or typing. Perhaps you are a teacher who grades papers and writes things by hand. Maybe you are a warehouse worker who lifts heavy boxes all day.  Any worker has the potential to…

202003.11
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What are the costs of an auto accident?

An auto accident can completely change everything. Not only is there a potential for it to change you physically and mentally, but it also has a financial impact. How much that will be is not clear cut. Many factors determine the costs of an auto accident. Supermoney explains that the costs of accidents are on…

202003.06
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Identifying a toxic workplace

Some industries prove more stressful than others. While stress is not necessarily a work hazard, it may become one.  Toxic workplaces are a hotbed for the development of mental and physical issues that sideline employees. Our professionals have put together a way to help identify the signs of a toxic workplace.  Faulty communication  When management…

202002.13
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Are rural communities hit harder by the opioid epidemic?

The number of opioid overdose deaths are much higher in rural areas than in larger cities. This is a bit misleading since it may make you think that it means opioids are a bigger problem in rural areas than large communities. That is not entirely true. According to Kaiser Health News, the real problem is…