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Pressure washers: Dangerous when misused

Pressure washers are used to clean large areas, including buildings, parking lots, vehicles and other machinery. These high-powered tools also are used in disaster cleanup. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a pressure washer’s intense spray can cause wounds and other serious injuries that may at first appear minor.
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MOST COMMON CAUSE OF DISABILITY

Working with arthritis

Employees may have limitations, but accommodations can help
Workers with arthritis often experience symptoms such as pain, stiffness and fatigue. But experts say accommodations from employers can help people with arthritis stay on the job.
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CDC names associate director of laboratory safety

Atlanta – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Stephan Monroe associate director for laboratory science and safety in the wake of several highly publicized laboratory incidents involving Ebola and anthrax.
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Reported cases of work-acquired HIV infection drop: CDC

Documented cases of occupationally acquired HIV infection among U.S. health care workers have become “rare,” possibly due to underreporting and effective treatment and prevention, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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