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January 2017 Archives

OSHA pushes to expand definition of work-related hearing loss

If proposed clarifications to rules governing the reporting of work-related hearing loss become effective, more Texas workers might have access to workers' compensation benefits. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed revisions to existing rules that could influence how many people can claim hearing loss as a workplace injury.

Smartphones may help prevent workplace injury

Texas residents may be interested in an innovation that may revolutionize how companies identify and prevent workplace injuries. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are pioneering a computer algorithm that will analyze video information to give employers more accurate risk assessments than are available through human observations. If the technology works and is widely used, it could greatly help companies lower the costs of workplace injuries and protect their employees.

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