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Managing the Rise of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Winter

Falls, slips, and trips accounted for over 25% of the nation’s workplace injuries in 2010 and averaged 11 days in lost time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than 60% of the falls, slips, or trips occurred on the same level resulting in an average of 10 days in lost time... The results are a staggering amount of lost productivity, compensation and medical costs of roughly $70 billion annually, and experienced workers missing from 10 to 27 days on average... With winter around the corner (in many areas, it has already arrived), it’s important to manage the additional risks associated with the colder weather, ice, and snow...

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