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By Matthew R. Hallowell
Rapid renewal strategies within the construction industry are becoming more common because they help minimize congestion and disruptions for the general public. However, for those working in the field, these strategies require longer hours, more nighttime shifts and work zones that are close to active roadways. All of these factors can contribute to worker fatigue.
By Adam J. Strang and Angela T. DiDomenico
Most assume that with age comes a decline in one's strength, reaction time and flexibility. These characteristics also can relate to one's postural control. However, limited research has been conducted on postural control and how it changes over a life span. How does it change with age when considering a healthy aging workforce? Using statistical measures and a time-series analysis one can assess this relationship.
By Gerald Beaumont and Joan Beaumont
EPA requires registered pesticides be used according to regulated labeling practices. Violating these regulations can result in employee exposure that may cause health problems. An exposure incident in a warehouse fumigated with phosphine illustrates a need for new preventive measures.