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Des Moines Workers Take Note: Latinos Workplace Injuries Rates Higher than Other Groups

Latino workplace injuries rates are higher than any other race or ethnicity in the United States. Alarmingly, the number of work-related fatalities amongst Latino workers is on the rise.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released an economic news report, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2013, which provided a statistical overview of work-related deaths last year. The number of overall fatal work injuries in America declined by six percent from the previous year. The number of Latinos who were fatally injured on the job, however, rose.  Latinos’ Incidence of On-the-Job Injuries At the National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety in 2010, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health John Howard, M.D. noted, “For much of the past ... Read More »

Back and Neck Pain at Work: Desk Workers in Des Moines Take Notice!

The continual sitting and repetitive motions involved in office desk jobs can cause or contribute to back and neck pain at work. Desk workers should be aware of the potential problem, as it’s fairly common. In a study published in European Spine Journal, the researchers found that 45.5 percent of the office workers they observed over a 12-month period experienced work-related neck pain.  Chronic back and neck pain can interfere with a person’s life in major ways.  Mobility Sleep General health Wellbeing  Causes and Contributing Factors  Repetitively using the same muscles in the same manner and continually hunching over the computer at an office job are some of the primary causes of back and neck pain for office workers. Having an ergonomic work environment, taking ... Read More »

Broken Nose Treatment after a Work-related Accident in Des Moines

While a broken nose isn’t a life-threatening injury, it can be one that’s rather painful and inconvenient, especially if the injury causes you to miss work (and therefore lose wages).  If you’ve broken your nose as a result of a workplace accident, you may be able to recover compensation. The following provides a brief outline regarding what you need to know about broken nose treatment, as well as recovery options for medical expenses and lost wages.  Causes of a Broken Nose at Work  A broken nose is an injury that can be caused by a variety of factors, but always occurs as a result of the nose sustaining trauma. Causes of a broken nose in a workplace setting may be any of the following.  Walking ... Read More »

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