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Burn and other injuries from vaping on the rise across the country

When people purchase a product, they generally trust that it is safe for them to use. Most of the time, that assumption is correct, but there are instances where a dangerous or defective product still makes it into the marketplace. E-cigarettes, or vape pens, have been a source of recent criticism due to being linked to…

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Electrical burns can be more serious than they appear

The human body is an alarmingly successful conductor of electricity. An electrical current can easily pass through the body, and even if the harm appears insignificant, it can cause severe damage and/ or scaring to the skin, muscles, heart, brain or other internal organs and can often result in death.  Different circumstances can lead to…

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What sort of effects do burn injuries cause?

Many workplaces entail a risk of burn injuries, some of which may be devastating. Not only are burns often expensive to treat, they’re also associated with a wide range of effects and complications. The Mayo Clinic explains different types of burns and what problems they can cause the victim.  Burn injuries fall into one of three categories. 1st-degree…

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The importance of hazardous energy programs

For workers who perform maintenance on machinery, one of the most considerable risks to their safety is the sudden release of energy. Whether that means an electrical surge or an unexpected startup of the machinery, the injuries involved are often severe. OSHA refers to these sudden releases as “hazardous energy,” and employers must protect workers…

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Why are burns so expensive?

It is no exaggeration to say that a burn over a large part of your body could end up costing you almost a million dollars in Texas. According to the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News website, an electruction, on average, could have you in the hospital for almost two months and carry a cost of just below $800,000…

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Safety with Electricity

Electricity is an irreplaceable part of our modern world. In fact, it is hard to imagine what it was like living in the days before electricity. However, it is important to remember that, as useful as it is, electricity can be dangerous. Remember these safety tips: Do not touch electrical power lines, EVER. If working…

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