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When people think of dangerous workplaces, an office is probably going to be one of the last places that comes to mind. Places like warehouses, factories, construction sites and shipyards all have reputations for being dangerous, but offices? While certain types of workplaces absolutely do have more types of hazards than others, the simple fact

All workplaces have hazards. It doesn’t matter if you’re working for a large, international corporation or a small business. Both office workers and construction workers can potentially be injured on the job or develop occupational illnesses if proper precautions aren’t taken. Of course, different types of workplaces will have different types of hazards, but the

Workplace safety always matters, regardless if people are working on a construction site, a warehouse, an office, or are working remotely from a home office. Even before the coronavirus pandemic overtook the world in 2020, remote workers represented a significant part of the workforce and that number had been expected to steadily continue trending upward.

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

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