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Injured construction worker holding onto leg

Nobody should ever have to work in an unsafe environment. This is true whether you’re working in an office or somewhere that has a reputation for being dangerous, like a shipyard, construction site, or factory floor. Even if a job is known for being risky, employers still have a responsibility to make sure the workplace

Hard hats and reflective gear lined up.

Creating a safe workplace means making sure that everyone who works for you is all on the same page. Having a workplace safety program means that not only is everyone aware of which hazards exist in the workplace and knows how to safely manage them, it shows that you value your employees enough to make

Modern office space.

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

A worker helps an injured coworker with a bandage on their wrist.

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

Woman working at computer in a home office.

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.

Employees in an office passing paper while wearing gloves and masks

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

Grocery worker with mask on stocking shelves

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

Paper with COVID-19 written next to stethoscope, pen, and and syringe

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

Woman drinking cup of coffee at table and smiling at laptop

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
Wooden bowl filled with popcorn on table

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