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Consequential injuries impact people following serious accidents

Consequential injuries are injuries that occur because of an event or other injury. For example, if you fall off your bike and break your arm, you may become anxious about riding a bike. That anxiety is a direct result of your initial accident and thus a consequential injury.

Safety tips for St. Paul bricklayers

For St. Paul bricklayers, personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential to stay safe and healthy while on the job. Proper PPE protects you from exposure to toxic materials, fire protection, safeguards against extreme heat and other less than optimal weather conditions, heavy weights and various other workplace hazards. PPE varies depending on the type of labor you perform. For instance, the PPE for painters is very different than it is for bricklayers. This is why you should make sure you are always using the right gear.

How Duluth's heroin problem can creep into the workforce

You would have to have been living under a rock not to have heard about the severe opiate problem in Duluth, as well as across the nation. Heroin, once considered an inner-city scourge, has swept across the heartland of America, taking all prisoners to the grips of addiction.

Nurse safety: common hazards to be aware of

While the nursing profession comes with great rewards, such as saving a patient's life, it also comes with serious hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun to take strides in addressing the dangers that threaten hospital staff. For example, OSHA has been expanding enforcement practices to address threats from patient lifting, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, violence in the workplace, and even slip-and-fall accidents.

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