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PTSD? New Bill Strengthens Police and Firefighters’ Benefits
December 18, 2019

In June 2019, Governor Sisolak signed into law AB492 which added post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of workers’ compensation benefits police officers and firefighters are entitled to claim. The law also covers police dispatchers, […]

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Workplace Violence in the Social Services Industry
December 12, 2019

Social service workers are at an elevated risk to become victims of workplace violence. Their close proximity to people with mental health problems or histories of violent actions means they require similar protections granted to […]

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Injured Firefighters and Police: Was Your Average Monthly Wage Miscalculated? [infographic]
December 06, 2019

Since an injured firefighter or police officer’s average monthly wage (AMW) is used to determine workers’ compensation payments as well as compensation for permanent injuries, it is important that this amount is calculated correctly. The […]

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Surge in Waste Worker Deaths: SWANA Pushing to Improve Safety
November 28, 2019

30 waste workers have died in 2019 and the sharp rise in fatalities in the US and Canada has raised alarms across the industry. To reduce fatality rates, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is urging […]

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Miners Are Dying: Industry Rejects Blind Spot Technology
November 21, 2019

Since the 1990s, the mining industry has fought regulations that would require the use of blind spot technology to prevent accidents. Blind spots are common around large vehicles and throughout mining sites. It is a […]

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Were You Injured in a Farm Machinery Accident in Nevada?
November 14, 2019

Pinch points, crush points, shear points, chains, and other features of farm machinery injures or kills thousands of agricultural workers each year. Whether caused by defective design, manufacturing mistakes, or unsafe working conditions, injured farmworkers in […]

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What Makes Dust Combust?
November 07, 2019

Dust accumulation within the workplace can combust and result in workplace explosions and cause fires that rage out of control. Employers have a responsibility to their employees and others that requires them to prevent the […]

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Here’s How Your Workers’ Comp Claim Could Save Somebody’s Life
October 25, 2019

Filing a workers’ compensation claim draws attention to workplace hazards and helps prevent harm to colleagues and other workers across the country. Work injury claim data provides a clear picture of the risks that exist […]

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The Evolution of the Hard Hat
October 18, 2019

Hard hats have saved countless lives over the past 100 years. Since the “Hard Boiled®” hat was introduced in 1919, head protection has undergone numerous evolutions. Scientific discoveries and advancements in design are making this […]

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7 Cognitive Factors that Raise the Risk for Workplace Injuries
October 11, 2019

Cognitive errors are a common cause of workplace injuries and deaths. Recognizing the seven most common types of cognitive errors is essential for protecting workers from preventable accidents. When employers fail to recognize the risks […]

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