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Finger Tips

Protecting our fingers and hands is essential for our daily work and our quality of life. Work-related hand injuries are one of the leading reasons workers end up in the emergency room and miss work. Damage to the nerves in your fingers and hands, loss of a finger, a skin burn or allergic reaction, can negatively impact the quality of our work and detract from our quality of life. 

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Seeing Spots

Each year in the United States, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer, cumulating in an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion. Often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds, skin cancer is serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. This year, an estimated 87,110 people will be diagnosed with melanoma—the most dangerous type of skin cancer—and about 13,590 will die of the disease. 

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Look Ahead - Guard Your Back!

Back injuries at work, home and play are common. 80% of adults experience a back injury in their lifetime and roughly 10% suffer re-injury. A report by the University of Maryland on back injuries in the workplace found that each year there are more than 1 million back injuries which account for 1 in every 5 injuries reported. With the frequency of these injuries, it is in our best interest to take a proactive approach towards prevention. Let’s look ahead to guard our back!

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That Bears Repeating!

Failing to evaluate and apply ergonomics in the workspace can result in MusculoSkeletal Disorder (MSDs). MSDs occur in the soft tissues of your body like the nerves, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and joints. MSDs cause tissue break down over time, typically over many years. Examples of these injuries include low back strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries and tendonitis. 

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