New Safety Initiative Targets Construction Sites in the U.K.

Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a month-long national initiative to identify potentially unsafe practices on construction sites in order to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The initiative will run through March 15. During this safety initiative, HSE inspectors will make unannounced visits to construction sites to ensure high-risk activities are being managed safely. Specifically, HSE inspectors will consider whether: Jobs that involve working at height have been identified and properly planned to ensure that appropriate precautions are in place. Equipment is correctly installed/assembled, inspected and maintained and used properly. Sites are well organized to avoid trips and falls. Walkways and stairs are free from obstructions. […]

Text Neck: The Link Between Texting and Musculoskeletal Injuries

If you spend long periods of time texting each day, your favorite method of communication might end up creating a literal pain in the neck. Doctors even have a term for this ailment caused by too tilting your head forward and down while tapping out text messages: text neck. “People get so focused on these devices that they end up holding their neck and upper back in abnormal positions for a long period of time; enough that other people coined the phrase ‘text neck,’ which is essentially referring to postural pain,” said Chris Cornett, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic […]