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July 2018 Archives

Prevent pool injuries with these strategies

There are millions of swimming pools and hot tubs around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While they can increase a home's value and provide the setting for summer fun, Florida residents must take steps to keep people safe in their vicinity. Ideally, pool or hot tub owners will install a fence that is at least 4 feet high. The fence should have a latch, and items that could be used to climb over it should be kept in other locations.

ICOH study shows asbestos-related deaths have gone underreported

International health agencies estimate that 105,000 to 110,000 deaths occur every year across the world due to asbestos exposure. However, a recent study from the International Commission of Occupational Health shows that the reality could be even worse. Florida residents should know that exposure to this mineral causes more than just mesothelioma; in fact, it's more likely to cause lung cancer.

Don't tempt the silent killer

Workers in factories or warehouses in Florida may put their lives on the line without even realizing it. Your employer is responsible for your health and safety, and he or she must provide a safe workplace. Your boss must also inform you of all the risks you could face on the job.

The most dangerous jobs in the US

For some people in Florida, the idea of a dangerous job may evoke images of law enforcement officers and firefighters. After all, danger is at the very heart of these occupations. In terms of fatal injury rates, however, the most hazardous jobs in the United States are in the logging, fishing and aviation industries.

Study links higher temps with fatal heat stroke risk at work

Anyone who has lived or worked in Florida knows that the Sunshine State can get pretty hot in the summer. A study conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration suggests fatal heat stroke can occur even when temperatures are still in the 80s. In fact, nearly half of the fatal heat stroke cases investigated occurred when the heat index, which refers to the "feels like" temperature, was under 91 degrees.

Slip and fall claims: background for business owners

Small business owners in Florida, as in every other state, have a "duty of care" to everyone who enters their property, including customers and employees. To maintain a safe environment for entrants, owners must conduct routine inspections, make repairs where necessary and give sufficient warning against hazards if they cannot be repaired.

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