News & Views Month: April 2014
Headlines: “Two workers, ages 14 and 19, were suffocated when they were engulfed by corn in a grain silo” “18 year old dies when his clothes get tangled in a portable mortar mixer” “17 year old assistant pool manager was electrocuted when she contacted an ungrounded motor” Young workers between the ages of 16 and 24 are twice as likely to suffer an injury or an illness on the job as more experienced workers. Continue Reading →
Can you imagine what it would be like to lose the use of one or both of your hands because of an injury? Our hands and wrists have 27 bones along with the soft tissue that allows us the flexibility and strength to be able to perform tasks. Even a minor hand or finger injury will remind us how important it is to have the full use of our hands. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that close to 20% of all days away from work injuries are hand related. In fact around 10% of all hospital emergency visits are related to hand injuries and 40% of these injuries involve lacerations or cuts. Continue Reading →
One goal of SSOE's Working Well Program is to raise employee health awareness. We have chosen to promote the highest risk areas in our company during National Health Awareness months. The first one recognized in 2014 was Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In late 2013, we lost a dear colleague, Dave DiPofi, to Colon Cancer. As part of the awareness campaign, we posted informational articles on Colon Cancer Awareness and asked for donations to the Colon Cancer Alliance in memory of Dave and others who have had, or are currently suffering from, colon cancer. During our first awareness campaign we were able to raise $2,780; it is great to know that colleagues are willing to donate their hard earned money to help raise awareness. Continue Reading →
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