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Employers have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment for their employees to work in and that is something that will remain true as we continue to move past the coronavirus pandemic. Many types of Michigan businesses have already been able to reopen and others are preparing to reopen in the near future. At

Under the shelter-in-place order put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Michigan,  restrictions were placed on who can and cannot be legally obligated to report to work in person. While some types of workers who are considered non-essential have either been laid off, furloughed, or have been temporarily working remotely, those who

You’d be hard pressed to find someone whose life hasn’t been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic in one way or another. While it forced some people to cancel their vacations or spend some time working from home, others had the misfortune of actually contracting the virus. Like many other types of illnesses and injuries, Coronavirus

For a growing number of people, going to work no longer necessarily means going to an office every day. More and more companies are now allowing people to work remotely from home, either on a full-time basis or just part-time. As the number of people working remotely continues to grow, it’s raised many questions regarding

Understanding Popcorn Lung

Friday, 01 November 2019 by

If you love popcorn, you know how irresistible the smell of buttered popcorn is when you walk into a movie theater or while you wait for a bag of popcorn to heat up in the microwave. Most people wouldn’t think there was anything particularly dangerous about the scent of microwave popcorn, but there is a

It’s no secret that working in construction is very tough. Even under the best circumstances, the work can be very physically demanding, but things get even more difficult when you factor in all the different ways accidents can potentially occur on the job. In 2017, 259 construction workers were killed on the job and 21,760

In a state like Michigan, the winter months really can be brutal. Some winters are colder and snowier than others, but even the years that aren’t so bad can still be pretty cold — especially if you have a job that involves working outside. For industries that often involve working outside, winter doesn’t necessarily mean

3D printing is a relatively new process with a lot of exciting potential applications. It’s already being used for a wide variety of purposes, including producing medical devices, prosthetics, and creating parts for cars and aerospace vehicles, just to name a few. But with any new manufacturing process, it takes time to understand fully understand

There are a lot of ways to get hurt on the job and no workplace is ever completely and totally free of hazards. Even if you work in a seemingly safe environment like an office, it’s still entirely possible to encounter at least one type of hazard at work. Naturally, the exact types of hazards

Falls are one of the most common — and dangerous — types of workplace accidents. When talking about falls in the workplace, it’s important to note that there are two main types of falls: falls from a height and falls on the same level. While not everyone will be at high risk of falling from

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