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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

We all need to work to earn a living, but earning a living shouldn’t have to mean jeopardizing your personal health and safety. Unfortunately, far too many people every year are injured on the job and not only do the victims have an injury to deal with, they also face losing income by taking time

For many companies, forklifts are an essential part of their business operations. Forklifts make it easier to move inventory and get shipments ready to go. But they can also be incredibly dangerous. Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in forklift accidents and many more are killed. It’s very important that businesses that

When you hear about accidents and injuries in the workplace, you might immediately imagine them happening in traditionally dangerous work environments like factories, shipyards, or construction sites. You might also think of them as being highly traumatic events that happen in an instant. However, neither of those situations is always the case. In reality, many

While truck drivers spend much of their time sitting still inside a vehicle, that doesn’t mean they don’t face a huge number of dangers on the job. Truck driving actually has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous occupations a person can have. In 2015, 745 truck drivers were killed and thousands more

The world needs construction workers. In 2017, it’s expected that the number of new construction starts in the United States will be 5% higher than in 2016, continuing a trend of growth in the construction industry. With all those new homes and commercial buildings going up, more construction workers are needed to help build them.

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