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Wash. teen dies on second day on the job

July 11, 2014

A Washington state teenager died on his second day on the job Monday when he fell into an auger. Nineteen-year-old Bradley Hogue was killed in a work site accident in what he’d considered his dream summer job, according to his mother, who told news sources her son was looking forward to earning good pay and working promised overtime.


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How Americans can get a better return on their health care investments

"Americans deserve better health, particularly given the amount of money we spend on health care"
July 11, 2014

Each year, the U.S. spends nearly $9,000 for the health of every American -- far more than what the governments of other countries spend on the health of their citizens – yet life expectancy and health outcomes are generally worse for Americans than for citizens of other developed nations in North America and Europe.


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Young workers face special risks on the job

Lack of experience, training can be dangerous
July 10, 2014

Every nine minutes, a U.S. teen gets hurt on the job. With many young people working summer jobs right now, OSHA is targeting teenagers with safety messages designed to educate them about hazards they may face and ways to stay safe on the job.


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Cheap food is a big reason for U.S. obesity

July 10, 2014

Americans now have the most inexpensive food available in history – and that is at least one factor fueling the obesity epidemic. A new review summarizes what is known about economic factors tied to the obesity epidemic in the United States and concludes many common beliefs are wrong.


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A Wrench in the Gear: Lockout/tagout in the food industry

July 10, 2014

The food manufacturing industry includes animal slaughtering as well as the processing and packaging of meat, dairy, fruit, vegetable, grain, seafood, beverages, and bakery products. The industry employs nearly 1.5 million workers.1 Work in food manufacturing is typically fast-paced and workers can face exposure to hazards such as slips trips and falls, musculoskeletal disorders, and machine-related injuries.2


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How to fall-proof your home

Declutter, use adequate lighting
July 10, 2014

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety.


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TOP CEOS, AHA launch initiative to shift the culture of health in the workplace

U.S. workers think they're healthier than they really are
July 9, 2014

A new survey showing that American workers grossly overestimate their health is at the heart of a groundbreaking initiative announced this week by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the CEOs of 22 U.S. companies representing more than two million employees.


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How to have a happy and healthy summer

Helpful tips from the EPA
July 9, 2014

Planning fun summer activities, such as beach trips, hiking, and gardening?  The EPA has some useful recommendations that are good for your health, your wallet, and your environment.


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How one company cut work-related accidents by 60 percent in two years

July 8, 2014

A company-wide initiative that included management commitment and lots of employee commitment led to a 60 percent decrease in Lost Time Accident Frequency (LTAF)* at UPM, a company involved in reformation of bio and forest industries.


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“Problem” drug users in E.R. rooms drive up health care costs

Identifying, intervening may help control effects
July 8, 2014

Nearly two-thirds of emergency room patients who reported drug use in the previous 30 days met the criteria for having a drug problem, according to a study published online Thursday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Identifying Patients with Problematic Drug Use in the Emergency Department: Results of a Multi-Site Study”).


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