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Common hazards nurses face on the job

As a nurse in Colorado, you probably find your job to be rewarding and challenging as well as busy and hectic at times. It can give you a great deal of satisfaction to help others and make a difference in the lives of your patients and their families. While you may love your job, you need to be aware of some of the challenges you face as a nurse that might impact your health or safety.

Is your teen getting too confident in his or her driving?

For many young people, getting a driver's license is a sign that adulthood is not far off. With a license and a vehicle, teens have more independence than ever before. Often, parents appreciate this freedom too, as teens can help with transporting younger siblings and doing errands.

The injury risks of working in health care

If you work in a health care setting, you may already know the many risks for injury that you are exposed to on a daily basis. The general public may not think about these, especially because health care workers are the very people who the public turns to when they themselves need help in treatment and recovery from injury. However, as a worker in the health care sector, you have a high risk of sustaining particular types of workplace injuries.

Fractures and sprains are common injuries for caregivers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has compiled statistics indicating hospitals are among the most hazardous places for people to work. Nurses and other healthcare workers face unique circumstances in their duties that can lead to injury or illness.

3 tips to avoid a back injury as a nurse

When you think of workplaces that require heavy lifting, you might first think of a warehouse or construction site. However, as a nurse or nursing assistant, your job requires a lot of lifting. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), heavy lifting is getting worse for nurses because of increasing patient obesity and elderly patients who need assistance. 

Are you suffering from toxins at work?

When you think of worker's compensation cases, you might imagine something like construction workers injured by falling equipment, or nurses hurting their backs lifting patients. However, causes such as toxins can also qualify you for worker's comp. For example, if you are a photocopier technician, you work with machines and substances that give off potentially harmful gases.

Stay off social media after a motor vehicle accident

Chances are good you have some kind of social media presence, whether it is on Facebook, Twitter or something else. A report from the Pew Research Center shows that nearly seven out of 10 Americans have some type of social media account. There are those who post everything about their lives on these pages, but after a car accident, it is best to stay tight-lipped. 

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