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March 2012 Archives

Vets Face Workplace Challenges as Second Injury Funds Diminish

When someone has already been injured, a second injury can often be particularly difficult. That is why, after World War II, many state governments created special funds to assist veterans returning to the workforce. The purpose was to help cover the cost of a subsequent injury that might become disabling.

Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries Should Be a Priority for Employers

It is so easy for employers to overlook ergonomics. Despite growing research on the importance of proper positioning, too many workers are subjected to workplaces that lead to repetitive stress injuries.

Two Companies Face Fines in Pennsylvania Workplace Injury Case

Federal regulators have announced proposed fines of thousands of dollars in a recent case involving safety violations at a Pennsylvania facility for repackaging and distributing candy. The facility was owned by The Hersey Co. and operated by Exel Inc., based in Westerville, Ohio.