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2014-08-04 23:04:06

Ninety-five million workdays are lost due to falls each year because of slippery or unclean floors, a statistic that could be mediated with the right cleaning equipment. St. Joseph, Missouri (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Scot Young Research (SYR) has announced the release of a new white paper highlighting the dangers of wet floors in the workplace. On an annual basis, about 95 million workdays are lost due to falls, and the statistics for workplace falls are rising. A slippery or unclean floor...

2014-07-02 13:00:02

The Lancet Expansion of clinical and community injury prevention strategies shows promise A new report on unintentional injury and violence in the United States, published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans, has found that prevention strategies across society show a great deal of promise in preventing unintended deaths and injuries. According to the report, by CDC researchers from Atlanta, USA, more Americans between the ages of one and 30 die from injury...

2014-05-28 16:21:05

Safety Program to Work Collaboratively with OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falling Hazards in Construction RED WING, Minn., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Safety, the global leader in fall protection for construction and other high-risk fields, announced today the launch of its Every Worker, Every Time effort -- a national five-day fall protection and training program focused on the company's mission to bring every worker at height home safely, every workday. The...

2014-05-27 12:28:52

Awareness of this link, plus arthritis-appropriate exercise and physical activity identified as effective strategies of reducing the risks ATLANTA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during Arthritis Awareness Month highlights the prevalence of falls and fall injuries among adults with and without arthritis. According to the report, the prevalence of falling two or more times and injuries due to falls are higher among...

2013-11-19 23:34:21

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman at The Perecman Firm urges workers to be careful when working on elevated surfaces following the death of a construction worker who fell from a scaffold outside of a NYU building. New York, New York (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Construction accident lawyer David Perecman urges workers to be careful when working on elevated work platforms like scaffolds. Work at elevation always exposes workers to the hazard of a deadly fall. Just last...

2013-10-30 11:14:53

Could reduce rate of severe falls leading to medical care Exercise programs designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. Fall-related injuries are very common among older people and are a major cause of long-term pain and functional impairment. They also increase the risk of discharge to a nursing home and have a high economic cost. Well-designed exercise programs can prevent falls in older...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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