injury prevention News

Employers Taking Proactive Health Steps to Prevent Costly Employee Injuries

A job does not have to be physically demanding to literally be a pain in the neck, or knee, or lower back. Musculoskeletal conditions are among the top expenses for employee healthcare benefits, accounting for about a third of all …

Lighter, Lower Cost Smart Clothing Shows Potential in Injury Rehabilitation, Prevention

Clothing and footwear that detect human movement could soon become the preferred fashion choice for people recovering from injuries or trying to avoid them as the technology is becoming lighter and less expensive. A team of engineers at the University …

Opioids, Distracted Driving Cited in Rise of Preventable Accidents

More than 130,000 Americans are killed annually by preventable causes, and the number has been climbing at a faster rate recently because of opioid abuse and car crashes involving drivers distracted by mobile devices. The death count jumped more than …

How States Rate in Preventing Home, Auto, Work Accidents

No state goes far enough to protect its residents from leading causes of preventable deaths and injuries – commonly known as “accidents” – on the road, in homes and communities and at work, according to the National Safety Council. Despite …

Oregon SAIF Program Returns $2.5M to Participating Businesses

Oregon businesses that participate in the Associated General Contractors/SAIF Workers’ Compensation program will receive a $2.5 million retrospective return on their 2014-15 plan year premium, SAIF announced on Wednesday. Six hundred and sixty-five AGC employers in construction and related industries …

Insurer Using Imaging Technology to Spot Home Hazards Before They Cause Damage

A new imaging technology being deployed by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. can help reduce the risk of catastrophic damage, injury and loss of life due to fire. It can also spot potential water damage to homes and personal property before …

How States Rank in Injury Prevention

On a set of 10 steps states can take to prevent injuries , 24 states scored a five or lower. Two states, California and New York, received the highest score of nine out of a possible 10, while two states …