Articles by Ashley Johnson

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When I’m not interviewing a researcher or working on an article for Safety+Health, I love seeing what other writers are exploring in the area of workplace safety and health. Here are a few articles that have caught my eye recently:
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War wounds

Post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, hearing damage and loss of limbs have emerged as some of the defining injuries of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A new study adds spinal trauma to the list.
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Young workers fear of  reporting

Speaking up

Researchers examine why workers fail to report hazards and injuries, and say supervisors are the solution
What prevents workers from speaking up about safety concerns? Two recent studies asked workers why they won’t report injuries and hazards – and examined the role supervisors play.
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Work hard, play hard

Who hasn’t felt emotionally and physically exhausted after routinely putting in extra hours or taking on extra work? Some recent studies offer insight into one factor behind overworking and the potential negative impact of long hours.
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Power tools

‘Complacency is real’

Educating workers about the risks of nail guns and other power tools
Being complacent or working too quickly with power tools can lead to injuries. Experts say hands-on training and using tools with safety features can help prevent incidents.
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