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Older Workers Retiring Later Workers’ compensation costs are statistically higher for older workers than younger workers. One dataset provides numbers about workers’ comp payments averaging $8,000 for the youngest workers and over $20,000 for workers above age 65 when they concern seven or more days of lost time.[1] More people are continuing to work past […]

Drugs Introduced into Treatment The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that out of every 100 people, opioid prescriptions have dropped from 81.3 in the year 2012 to 58.7 in 2017.1 Street drugs are due for some credit for this change, as they have grown in popularity. There has been an upward trend in […]

Cooper Recalls Various Tires

Your Safety at Risk Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, specializing in the manufacture and sale of tires, is recalling approximately 430,000 tires. These come from brands such as “Discoverer, Evolution, Courser, Deegan, Adventurer, Hercules, Back Country, Multi-Mile Wild Country, and Big O Brand.[1] The risk adherent to these tires common in steel belted radial tires […]

Pressure on Social Media Companies In a Pew Research Survey, 49% of social media users stated that their political discussions are angrier compared with other places people might discuss politics.[1] This heightened emotion is often reflected in extremist and hate speech, lawmakers argue. Section 230, a law that provides immunity to online platforms such as […]

Indoor Air Quality

Anecdote I have had my own experience with indoor air quality. In college, when I worked at a supermarket as a deli associate, I encountered safety hazards that would horrify most people. At one point, there was a continuous water leak behind the counter in the area where deli workers cut their meats. For at […]

Less Workers’ Comp Claims and Smaller Payout Amounts Workers who use medical marijuana are statistically less likely to file a workers’ compensation claim. That is the news coming out of a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, conducted by researchers from William Paterson University, University of Cincinnati, Temple University, and the RAND Corporation. […]

In a case study, when African American respondents were asked to list the greatest harm that could come to them from wearing a mask, 43.3% listed racial profiling or police interaction.[1] Negative things have happened towards those wearing masks during the pandemic. In Nashville, Tennessee, two black men were racially profiled and thrown out of […]

Their Day in Court Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson are set to go forward. Johnson & Johnson’s request for the N.J. Supreme Court to review a lower court decision which revived lawsuits against the company has been turned down. Two women who have used Talcum powder, produced by J & J, and have alleged that […]

Telehealth and telemedicine refer to virtual visits with a healthcare provider.[1] This could be done over the phone, or through videoconferencing. In remote and rural areas, this is convenient due to possibly a long-distance commute to a doctor’s office. It is also convenient for elderly for whom it is more difficult to travel. There is […]

Trouble in the Skies Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that passengers who refuse to comply with airline rules have increased. Delta Airlines has banned more than 800 people from flying on its planes, and United Airlines has banned around 615 people.[1] These passengers consist of those refusing to wear masks, and […]

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