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Is obesity among patients hurting health care workers?

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a statement saying the latest injury data shows an increase in injuries among health care support workers in Arizona and across the country. OSHA looked at the number of full-time workers who required days off from work due to injury and found that health care support workers are hurt almost two and a half times more frequently than the average worker.

State Supreme Court: Woman can sue company for 16-foot fall

After a woman suffered a serious fall at her workplace, she received workers' compensation. To recover additional damages, she also sued the real estate company that owned the building that the mortuary where she worked was located. That company was also owned by her employers.

Former railway worker receives payout for mesothelioma

A recent news article highlighted the story of a man recently diagnosed with mesothelioma. According to reports, he has received a considerably large payout from his former employer. The former 82-year-old union official was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs that can take decades to develop. Mesothelioma is a terminal cancer and is only caused by exposure to asbestos, commonly in the workplace. There currently is no cure.

Wellness programs aim to keep employees healthy

While the term 'wellness' is extremely broad, many employers and business owners in Arizona and across the country are zeroing in on it to help create a healthier and happier work environment. While these business owners might utilize wellness programs as a way of keeping workers' compensation payments down, the effects on the employee are favorable as well.

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