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September 2015 Archives

Long EMS shifts linked to higher injury and illness rates

Pennsylvania residents are likely aware that emergency medical services personnel often perform their difficult duties under great pressure. They are sometimes called upon to treat accident victims as firefighters extinguish vehicle blazes and law enforcement officers redirect heavy traffic nearby, and this can lead to physical and mental exhaustion as well as injuries. A study published on Sept. 14 in a peer-reviewed journal reveals that paramedics sometimes work shifts lasting as long as 24 hours, and their risks of developing a work-related illness or suffering a workplace injury increase the longer they are expected to work.

Dangers of welding

Welders in Pennsylvania perform a job that has the potential to be very dangerous. However, proper safety equipment and procedures can significantly lower their chances of being injured on the job. Although frequent safety checks can sometimes seem tedious, they could help to prevent property damage, injury and even a large explosion.

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