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March 2013 Archives

Floating computer mouse could help with workplace illness

A designer recently announced that he is developing a computer mouse designed to prevent a work-related illness that many Connecticut workers know all too well. The proposed mouse will prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive-strain injuries, the designer says, because it levitates above a user's desk.

Connecticut workplace injury rate jumps 11 percent

Connecticut's rate of workplace injuries is among the highest in the country, according to a recent government report. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics found that Connecticut had an injury rate of 4.5 cases per 100 full-time employees in 2011, significantly higher than the national average of 3.5 cases per 100 full-time workers.

Connecticut workers' compensation may soon cover mental trauma

Connecticut's workers' compensation program has long covered work-related illnesses, such as those caused by exposure to asbestos. The principle that workers' compensation should cover this kind of workplace illness is well established, but it is often less clear when workers' compensation applies to work-related mental illnesses.

Hurricane refugee hurt in Connecticut workplace accident

Workplace accidents can happen to all kinds of workers and they can be devastating to the injured workers and their families. Sometimes injuries at work happen at an especially tragic time in a worker's life.

Snow removal workers at risk of fall-related workplace accidents

Connecticut employers might be aware of the safety risks involved in working at heights. Falls are one of the leading causes of worker deaths in the United States, with most falls involving construction workers, tree workers or workers engaged in maintenance, painting and cleaning of high-rise buildings. Snow removal workers are also at a high risk of falls and other safety hazards. Ladder falls, scaffolding falls and falls from roofs and windows are frequently reported among snow removal workers, especially from those workers who are inexperienced or improperly trained.

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